dir. Elegance Bratton, 2019
NR, 96 min, USA, in English
Filmed over five years, Pier Kids profiles homeless queer youths of color in New York City. Desean, Casper and Krystal, spend their time forging new family on Christopher Street Pier. Navigating prostitution, the welfare system, biological families and the search for stable housing, this film reveals the overwhelming amounts of homophobia and abuse this vulnerable population is faced with. Viewers are given immersive access to the hazardous life of these eloquent young people caught up in the precariousness of survival and self-preservation.
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Dir: Ebs Burnough; 2019; USA; 98 mins.
The Capote Tapes delivers a fresh portrait that reinvigorates our understanding of this vital writer. Among the film’s revelations are newly discovered tapes of interviews that The Paris Review co-founder George Plimpton conducted with Capote’s friends after his death.