Pride 2016 and “Pier Kids” At Maysles In Harlem

June 14, 2016

harlem prideIn honor of Pride 2016, Maysles Cinema is pleased to announce, in association with Harlem Pride and Doc Watchers, a special screening of the film work of U.S. Marine-turned-filmmaker Elegance Bratton, including Pier Kids and an excerpt from his upcoming documentary Walk for Me. Elegance Bratton himself will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening, and all audience members are invited to attend a post-screening reception, sponsored by Harlem Pride.

Anthony + Christopher = Kim, Elegance Bratton, 2014, 5 min, Christopher helps his lover Anthony transform into their drag alter ego Kim Labeija.

Pier Kids: The Life, Elegance Bratton, 2011, 22 min, we experience the Christopher Street Pier with DeSean and Casper, two queer black homeless youth.

Walk For Me, Elegance Bratton, 2016, 1 min (excerpt), Hassan Kendricks is set to make his Femme Queen debut in the shimmering lights of the Ballroom scene voguing as a girl named Hanna. His two worlds collide when his mom shows up and discovers her secret daughter.

Q&A with director Elegance Bratton


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The screening will be held Friday, June 17, 2016 at 7pm.

Maysles Cinema, 343 Lenox Avenue/Malcolm X Boulevard., New York, NY, 10027, (btwn 127th and 128th Streets), (212) 537-6843, www.maysles.org

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