Out in the Night tells the story of a group of African-American lesbian teenagers from Newark, N.J. who are out, one hot August night in 2006, in a gay friendly neighborhood of New York City. When an older man sexually and violently confronts the group, two of the teens defend themselves and the man involved gets stabbed. 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 and in activist circles become known as “The New Jersey 4”.
Filmmaker Blair Dorosh-Walther and producer Giovanna Chesler will join the audience following the screening.
Date: Saturday, February 7, 9:00PM
Location: Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall
Director and Producer, Blair Dorosh-Walther identifies as gender non-conforming and uses both male and female pronouns, is a social issue documentary director, experienced production designer, and artist with a passion for inspiring action for social justice through media. Blair graduated with a BFA in Film from NYU and was awarded the Adam Balsano Award for social significance in documentary filmmaking for the short documentary Metsi on water privatization’s impact on women in a South African township. Out in the Night is her first feature documentary.