Queer|Art|Film celebrates its 100th screening! Get ready to blow out the candles and join us for the second film in our “Summer of Resistance” series - a very special season of Queer|Art|Film featuring films selected by activists and politically engaged collectives. Our special guest host for the evening is DJ and video artist, D'hana Perry who will moderate the Q&A alongside QAF co-curator Adam Baran.
SOUTHWEST OF SALEM: THE STORY OF THE SAN ANTONIO FOUR
2016. US. 91 min. Directed by Deborah Esquenazi.
Deborah Esquenazi’s riveting documentary explores the imprisonment of four Latina lesbians who were wrongly convicted of child molestation in 1994, thanks to a potent combination of homophobia, misogyny and racism. In her quest for exoneration, Esquenazi unearths surprising details during interviews with the women and their accusers. Our guest presenters tonight are F2L, community activists who fight for queer and trans New Yorkers of color being targeted by the criminal justice system. For F2L, SOS sharply captures how “the media works alongside a racist colonial court system that aims to incarcerate criminalized queer and trans people of color.” Join us for an important conversation.