OUT IN THE NIGHT follows their journey to Rikers Island, to the courtroom, and through slanderous media coverage that labeled them a “Wolfpack” and “Lesbian Gang”. While exploring the fight from all sides through the security camera footage that captured it, that hot August night in 2006 can be seen from many perspectives. But our film’s purpose is to examine the events after the fight: biased media coverage likening the women to “man-hating” animals, and unprecedentedly harsh sentencing by the court. This story shows how four young, queer women of color were unfairly criminalized for defending themselves.
Los Angeles Film Festival – in competition, World Premiere
Thursday June 12th, 645pm, Regal Cinemas 9
Sunday, June 15, 12:30pm, Regal Cinemas LA LIVE
Monday June 16th, 415pm, Regal Cinemas 14
* one more screening to be announced soon
* tickets on sale to public May 20th
Human Rights Watch Film Festival – New York Premiere
Wednesday June 18th, 7pm, IFC Center
Friday June 20th, 630pm, Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater
* tickets on sale May 27th to public
Frameline, San Francisco Int’l LGBT Film – San Francisco Bay Area Premiere
Thursday, June 26th, 930pm, Rialto Cinema Elmwood
Saturday, June 28th, 130pm, Castro Theatre
* tickets on sale now
More screening dates / cities to come!