Under the neon lights in a gay-friendly neighbourhood of New York City, a man violently and sexually threatens four young African-American lesbians as they walk home one hot August night in 2006. He yells at one of the women, Patreese, to “let me get some of that” as he points below her waist. When she says that they are gay, the man becomes violent and threatens to “fuck them straight”. A fight begins, captured by security cameras nearby. When, Patreese pulls a knife from her purse and swings at him, strangers jump in to defend the women and the fight escalates. As the fight comes to an end, 911 has been called and the man involved has been stabbed. All the women are rounded up and charged.
With the media quick to slap on the crass term ‘Gang of Killer Lesbians’, this doco gives voice to the women involved so they can share their accounts of what really happened that night. This film depicts a legal system steeped in misogyny, homophobia and racism that often fails us all. Out In The Night has won multiple awards and screened to sold out theatres around the world, so don’t miss it!
“This film could help influence the ongoing LGBT civil rights struggle. Everyone should see it.” – RogerEbert.com
“By giving us a glimpse into the human lives at stake in this high-profile case and confronting the complicated gray areas that fill in its background, this film begins to provide the nuance and understanding that the American justice system and media lack.” – Bitch Magazine
“Moving film that smartly makes this personal question universal.” – The Examiner
Classification: Unclassified 18+
Dates & Times:
Sunday 29 March 5pm