Out In The Night

Out In The Night

Run Time: 75 Minutes

Date

Oct 12, 2014

Showtime

3:00 PM

One night in 2006, the lives of seven African American lesbians were ruined—after they were branded by tabloid newspapers as a “Gang of Killer Lesbians!” and subjected to prolonged entanglement with the criminal justice system, all arising from one questionable street altercation.

One night in 2006, the lives of seven African American lesbians were ruined—after they were branded by tabloid newspapers as a “Gang of Killer Lesbians!” and subjected to prolonged entanglement with the criminal justice system, all arising from one questionable street altercation. The riveting documentary OUT IN THE NIGHT explores the notorious case of The New Jersey 4, named for the four of these seven women who pled not guilty to attacking a male “admirer” who threatened to “screw them straight” after they rebuffed his advances. Following the women’s lives over many years, the film takes the viewer on a dramatic and heart-rending journey as these women seek exoneration and justice.

While focusing on the case, the film intelligently explores the larger ramifications of the court’s rulings and the ongoing media treatment. The individual personalities of the accused women take center stage, but their stories reveal a system—steeped in misogyny, homophobia, and racism—that marginalizes and fails all of us.

- Angelique Smith

Community Partner: Equality New Mexico

  • Director: Blair Doroshwalther
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Awards: OFFICIAL SELECTION - San Francisco Int’l LGBT Film Festival
    OFFICIAL SELECTION - Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival
  • Tags: Full Feature | Sun, Oct 12th

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