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Out in the Night

Event: Out in the Night

Out in the Night

Sat Dec. 13, 2014
At 7:30 P.M

TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King St. W.
Toronto, Ontario

BUY TICKETS - Tickets on Sale November 28

Out in the Night

blair dorosh-walther 
USA 2014 (75:00)

Out in the Night is a documentary that tells the story of a group of young friends, African American lesbians who are out, one hot August night in 2006, in a gay-friendly neighborhood of New York City. They are all in their late teens and early twenties and come from a low-income neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey. Two of the women are the focus—gender non-conforming Renata Hill, a single mother with a soft heart and keen sense of humor, and petite femme Patreese Johnson, a shy and tender poet.

As they and their friends walk under the hot neon lights of tattoo parlors in the West Village, an older man sexually and violently confronts them. When she says that they are gay, the man becomes violent and threatens to “fuck them straight.” A fight begins, captured by security cameras nearby and strangers jump in to defend the women.

As the fight comes to an end, all get up and walk away. But 911 has been called and the man involved has been stabbed. Police swarm to the scene as their radios blast out warning of a gang attack. The women are rounded up and charged with gang assault, assault and attempted murder. They are called a “Gang of Killer Lesbians” by the media. In activist circles, they become known as The New Jersey 4.

OUT IN THE NIGHT trailer from blair dorosh-walther on Vimeo.

Tickets on Sale November 28


2. Phone:
10am to 7pm daily 
416.599.TIFF (8433)
Toll free: 1.888.599.8433

3. In Person: 
10am to 10pm daily
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square,
350 King Street West (at John Street)

Final 2014/15 Four-Play Date

Thursday, January 8, 2015
(Tickets on sale December 22)