October 18 – 21

85 MIN

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A few blocks away from the Stonewall Inn, where the struggle for LGBT rights exploded into the mainstream fifty years ago, a pier that juts out into the Hudson River is a gathering place, living room, dance floor, and home for a host of queer youth, most of them black and brown, many of them unhoused. Drawing on footage dating back over eight years, director Elegance Bratton embeds us with the pier kids, observing them en masse and following Krystal, Desean, and Casper through early adulthoods marked by the struggle to reconcile with families of birth, the creation of new families of die-hard friendship, and the urge to speak their pain, joy, trauma, and victory with a wisdom beyond years. -JK