Sundance winner KOKOMO CITY, Long Beach Premiere with Queer Film Club
QUEER FILM CLUB is a curated bi-monthly event that screens queer films from across the years and shares space for group conversation after
Join us outdoors at Good Time for a good time with QFC! Queer Film Club is back with a residency from May-August 2023. All identities welcome. Bring your own seating!! Beach chairs and blankets are highly encouraged. Food available for purchase ($15-$17). Wine + coffee too! Donation based event, $5-$7 encouraged at the door. FOLLOW US ON IG for the full schedule!
Theme for June: 30 YEARS OF VISIBILITY IS HINDSIGHT
What we’re showing on June 21:
Directed by D SMITH
SYNOPSIS: KOKOMO CITY takes up a seemingly simple mantle — to present the stories of four Black transgender sex workers in New York and Georgia. Shot in striking black and white, the boldness of the facts of these women’s lives and the earthquaking frankness they share complicate this enterprise, colliding the every day with cutting social commentary and the excavation of long-dormant truths. Sharing reflections on knotty desire, far-reaching taboo, identification in labor, and gender’s many meanings, these women offer an unapologetic and cutting analysis of Black culture and society at large from a vantage point that is vibrating with energy, sex, challenge, and hard-earned wisdom.
This vital portrait is the daring directorial debut of D. Smith. A veteran of the music industry and a Grammy-nominated producer, singer, and songwriter, Smith brings her sonic skills into stunning harmony with a visual style whose grit and brassiness match the energy and spirit she elicits from her participants. Unfiltered, unabashed, and unapologetic, Smith and her subjects smash the trendy standard for authenticity, offering a refreshing rawness and vulnerability unconcerned with purity and politeness.
𝕎𝔼 𝔸ℝ𝔼 ℕ𝕆𝕋 𝔻𝕆𝕎ℕ 𝕎𝕀𝕋ℍ 𝔸ℕ𝕋𝕀 𝔹𝕃𝔸ℂ𝕂ℕ𝔼𝕊𝕊, 𝕋𝕆𝕏𝕀ℂ 𝕄𝔸𝕊ℂ𝕌𝕃𝕀ℕ𝕀𝕋𝕐, ℝ𝔸ℂ𝕀𝕊𝕄, 𝕊𝔼𝕏𝕀𝕊𝕄, 𝔸𝔹𝕃𝔼𝕀𝕊𝕄, 𝕋ℝ𝔸ℕ𝕊ℙℍ𝕆𝔹𝕀𝔸, 𝕏𝔼ℕ𝕆ℙℍ𝕆𝔹𝕀𝔸
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(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1322 Coronado Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90804