Directed and produced by Blair Dorosh-Walther, Giovanna Chesler, Mridu Chandra, and Yoruba Richen
In 2006, under the neon lights of a gay-friendly neighborhood in New York City, a group of African-American lesbians were violently threatened by a man on the street. The women fought back and were later charged with gang assault and attempted murder. The tabloids quickly dubbed them a gang of "Killer Lesbians" and a "Wolf Pack." Three pleaded guilty to avoid a trial, but the remaining four—Renata, Patreese, Venice and Terrain—maintained their innocence. The award-winning Out in the Night examines the sensational case and the women's uphill battle, revealing the role that race, gender identity, and sexuality play in our criminal justice system.
This is the final film of the semester in the "Beyond Boundaries: Dare to Be Diverse" series and will be followed by a discussion panel. Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Equity and Campus Diversity Office, Communication Department, Women and Gender Studies Interdisciplinary Minor, Student Life Office, and Burchfield Penney Art Center Ideas Prime.
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