OUT IN THE NIGHT

By Blair DOROS-WALTHER

BORDERLINE MEDIA - as CONS

Documentary - Completed 2014

Under the neon lights in a gay-friendly neighborhood of New York City, four young African-American lesbians are violently and sexually threatened by a man on the street. They defend themselves against him and are charged and convicted in the courts and in the media as a 'Gang of Killer Lesbians'.

Festivals
& Awards

LA Film Festival 2014
Nominated, Best Documentary Feature
New Orleans Film Festival 2014
Audience Award Best Documentary Feature
Human Rights Watch 2014
Cleveland International Film Festival 2015
Nominated, Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Award
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary, LGBT, Social issues
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Duration
    • 74 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Blair DOROS-WALTHER
    • Writer(s)
    • Blair DOROSH-WALTHER
    • Producer(s)
    • Giovanna CHESLER, Mridu CHANDRA, Yoruba RICHEN
    • Synopsis
    • In 2006, under the neon lights of a gay-friendly neighborhood in New York City, a group of African-American lesbians were violently threatened by a man on the street. The women fought back and were later charged with gang assault and attempted murder. The tabloids quickly dubbed them a gang of "Killer Lesbians" and a "Wolf Pack." Three pleaded guilty to avoid a trial, but the remaining four — Renata, Patreese, Venice and Terrain — maintained their innocence. The award-winning Out in the Night examines the sensational case and the women's uphill battle, revealing the role that race, gender identity and sexuality play in our criminal justice system. A co-production of ITVS. A co-presentation with the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC).