Fri 29 October 6:20pm
Tickets on sale to Members on Tue 12 October at 5pm, on General Sale on Thu 14 October at Midday.
PLEASE NOTE: This screening has a socially distanced seating plan.
Director: Elegance Bratton
Starring: Jusheem “Casper” Thorne, Desean Irby, Krystal “Labeija” Conyers
Pier Kids interrogates the meaning of community within at risk LGBT youth-of-colour and the larger gay community.
Casper, a trans attracted young black man, is left vulnerable in his pursuit for true love while navigating homelessness. Desean is at a critical point in that he is navigating a reality where committing a crime or getting HIV is might be the best alternative to escape homelessness.
Krystal utilises the ballroom scene as a way to survive but is forced to go back to her blood family for support when her gay family proves unable to help her.
Face-to-face, Krystal and her birth mother realise that their mutual love of gospel is the only thing they can agree on when it comes to Krystal’s identity.
Putting the viewer in the skin of the pier kids, this extraordinary film hopes to show what happens to gay youth when they are kicked out.
Following the youth over the course of five years, Pier Kids hopes to understand what it means to be black and queer, 50 years after Stonewall…
★★★★ “A DEEPLY INTIMATE PORTRAIT” The Guardian
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