Screening | Out In The Night
Thursday, November 12, 2015, 7 pm
The Burchfield Penney Art Center will screen the 2014 documentary Out in the Night as part of its Beyond Boundaries film series, presented in collaboration with the Equity and Campus Diversity Office and the Communication Department of Buffalo State College.
In 2006, under the neon lights of a gay-friendly neighborhood in New York City, a group of African-American lesbians were violently threatened by a man on the street. The women fought back and were later charged with gang assault and attempted murder. The tabloids quickly dubbed them a gang of "Killer Lesbians" and a "Wolf Pack." Three pleaded guilty to avoid a trial, but the remaining four — Renata, Patreese, Venice and Terrain — maintained their innocence. The award-winning 2014 documentary Out in the Night, directed and produced by Blair Dorosh-Walther, Giovanna Chesler, Mridu Chandra and Yoruba Richen, examines the sensational case and the women's uphill battle, revealing the roles that race, gender identity and sexuality play in our criminal justice system.
This event, which is also part of the Burchfield Penney's November 12-15, 2015 Launch festival, is free and open to the public.
For more information on the film, visit its official website at http://www.outinthenight.com/.
IMDb page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3717242/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1.