Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017

Out in the Night

 

Year: 2014
Country: USA
Run Time: 75 minutes

Out in the Night
Out in the Night
Out in the Night
Out in the Night

Late at night in August 2006, a group of young black women walk down the Avenue of the Americas in the West Village. Typically, these women frequent the area as a place of acceptance. They find themselves at home among the populous LGBT community. Yet, on this night, an ogler begins to threaten the women when they deny his advances by admitting they are lesbians. Fearing for their safety, the women fight back, and one of them pulls out a knife. In the ensuing brawl, the man suffers a non-life-threatening stab wound, and the women successfully defend their lives. Or so they think. Renata, Patreese, Venice, and Terrain—exploited as a “Gang of Killer Lesbians” in the media and dubbed the “New Jersey 4” by activists—plead innocent to charges of gang assault but are ultimately sentenced to as many as 11 years in prison. blair dorosh-walther’s documentary OUT IN THE NIGHT follows the heartbreaking story of what happens when four women stand up for themselves. – E.B.

CIFF39 Screenings

Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Monday, March 23, 2015 at 9:00 PM

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 4:30 PM

Sidebars
10% Cinema
African Diaspora
Women of the World

Competitions
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition

Related Daily Postings
Taking Action

Director
blair dorosh-walther

Producers
Giovanna Chesler, Mridu Chandra, Yoruba Richen

Cinematography
Daniel Patterson

Editing
Kristen Huntley, Sarah Devorkin

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Director Bio
blair dorosh-walther earned a B.F.A. in Film from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 2004. The gender non-conforming director, writer, production designer, and social activist was selected as a Film Independent Fast Track Fellow and a participant of the Sundance Producer's Summit for OUT IN THE NIGHT.

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OUT IN THE NIGHT (2014)

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