3233 East Speedway Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85716
TUESDAY, MARCH 24 AT 7:00PM | FREE ADMISSION!
Part of the 2015 Lesbian Looks Film Series
Under the neon lights of the gay-friendly West Village neighborhood of New York City, four young African-American women are attacked by an older man, and then face slanderous media coverage and egregious sentences as they are charged and convicted as a “Lesbian Gang” for defending themselves.
The women came to be known as the New Jersey Four. The documentary Out In The Night tells the story of the women’s trial and prison sentences, and the years-long fight by relatives and activists to get them released, revealing how the media, homophobia, and racism all work together to stigmatize and victimize LGBTQ people of color. The film has screened in over 50 international festivals, won awards at several of them, and been named to numerous top-10 documentary lists for 2014, includingAlternet and The Advocate. (Dir. by Blair Dorosh-Walther, 2014, USA, 75 mins., Not Rated)