SHAKEDOWN

The Screening Room
120 Princess Street • Kingston, ON

Doors: 8:00PM | Show Starts: 8:15PM
All Ages

Featuring: Leilah Weinraub

Tickets

General Admission ($12.00)

Students/Seniors/Screening Room Members ($10.00)

Must provide valid student ID, ID proving 65 years and over and/or Screening Room membership card


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Event type: All Ages

 

SHAKEDOWN

D. Leilah Weinraub/2018/USA/80min/Documentary Feature

Shakedown, a series of parties by and for black women, dominated Los Angeles’s underground lesbian strip club scene from the 1990s through the 2000s. This film is equal parts provocative, touching, sexy, and nostalgic for days long gone.  Director Leilah Weinraub captures the glamour, grit, and joy of club life at Shakedown, from welcoming the birth of the first Shakedown baby, to dancers being harassed and arrested by the LAPD. We meet a captivating crew, including Miss Mahogany, a black house mother who has organized parties since the ’80s; Egypt, a femme performer with an alter ego as dominant Sasha Fierce, but a voice so soft you’d never know it was coming from the same person; and Ronnie Ron, Miss Mahogany’s butch lesbian protégé, a brilliant MC and the founder of Shakedown Productions.

It’s a celebration of a unique time and space, crackling with footage that (amazingly) was shot and has survived. So settle in and grab some dollar bills. These girls know how to put on a show.

For Mature Audiences 18 years and older

Note: This film is playing on two different dates, please ensure if buying online that you are purchasing for the correct date.

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The Screening Room
120 Princess Street, Kingston, ON

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Part of: Reelout Queer Film Festival 20th Anniversary

January 31, 2019 - February 14, 2019

38 Other Events in this Series

SHAKEDOWN

SHAKEDOWN will be at The Screening Room in Kingston, ON on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. The doors open at 8:00PM, and the event will get underway around 8:15PM. SHAKEDOWN line-up includes Leilah Weinraub. The Screening Room is located at 120 Princess Street, Kingston, ON.

Cutoff for Online Ticket Sales is Tuesday, February 5, 2019 11:59 am EST unless the event sells out earlier.

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