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Thursday
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THURSDAY STREAM

6:00PM
BEACH SESSIONS
Organized by Sasha Okshteyn. 2020. 9 min.

Beach Sessions Dance Series returned for its sixth season in August 2020 on TikTok with TikTok Challenges created by New York-based choreographers Moriah Evans, Kayla Farrish, Jack Ferver, Gerard & Kelly, Loni Landon, Katrina Reid, Pam Tanowitz, and Gillian Walsh.While we all can’t experience public live performance, this summer’s program encouraged the viewer to get outside where they can, learn a phrase, and repost on their personal TikTok profile, performing virtually on a stage in front of millions.

PIER KIDS
by Elegance Bratton. 2019. 85 min.

Elegance Bratton’s debuting feature film, PIER KIDS follows Queer and Trans Youth of Color as they navigate homophobia, gentrification, welfare, and their biological and chosen families. This intimate portrait delivers hard-hitting truths about the Christopher Street Pier Kids of NYC.

RUTHLESS LOGIC by Xavier Cha. 2018. 14 min.

Xavier Cha removes a martial arts scene from its anticipated background and places it in a highly stylized landscape of muted color. RUTHLESS LOGIC is a metaphorical demonstration of the mental gymnastics involved in identity formation and a super slow-motion study of the precision, power, and performance of Hong Kong Kung Fu.

8:00PM
SHAKEDOWN
by Leilah Weinraub. 2018. 71 min.

Her first feature, Leilah Weinraub’s SHAKEDOWN intimately grinds through the so-named, now-shuttered Black Lesbian club in Los Angeles. Weinraub’s playful gaze celebrates escapism and sexual expression in underground Queer nightlife.

Remote discussion with Elegance Bratton & Chester Algernal Gordon following the program.

tickets
Tickets:
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part of

Rockaway Film Festival #3
October 21st - 25th, 2020
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