Check It

Thursday 17 November – 6.15pm

The Institute of Light – £6 regular ticket/18 for two seater sofa

Dir-Prod Dana Flor & Toby Oppenheimer / USA 2016 / 91min

In this spirited and raw documentary, Washington D.C street gang Check It (claimed as the only documented queer gang in the world) are thrown onto the world stage as they as they struggle to survive and claw their way out of gang life through an unlikely avenue: fashion.Chronicling the birth of the gang in response to overwhelming homophobia and violence, Check It invites us to consider (non-judgementally) how to build a community and identity when danger lurks around every corner. In a time when the streets of many American cities seem to be on fire, this is a vital story that commands our attention. 

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