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Check It (N/C 12+)

24 February

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Key

  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
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Details

Alana Oldham, Gary Cathey, and Bryan Sullivan, ACT UP Shreveport (as seen in Small Town Rage) and Zara Kitson, Executive Assistant for LGBT Youth Scotland will be present for a panel discussion following the screening.


Fed up with being the victims of hate crimes, a group of gay and trans teens form a gang in Washington DC. Calling themselves ‘Check It’, they seem unlikely gang members at first glance. Some of the boys wear lipstick and carry handbags but they also carry knives and brass knuckles. Led by an ex-convict named Mo, this one-time group of victims have not only turned the tables on anyone trying to hurt them but are also trying to break free from the cycle of poverty and violence they grew up in. Dana Flor and Toby Oppenheimer’s documentary is a gritty and intimate portrait of marginalisation and gang violence in the United States. 

...consistently compelling, with a brisk pace and vivid personalities making up for the occasional unanswered question.

Variety
  • Directors Dana Flor, Toby Oppenheimer
  • Certification N/C 12+
  • Running time 1h30m
  • Country USA
  • Language English
  • Year of production 2016
  • Thanks to The Film Collaborative

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