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Posted: Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Beyond Boundaries Film and Discussion Series: 'Pier Kids' - November 11

The campus community is invited to join us for the third and final film event of the semester in the Beyond Boundaries Film and Discussion Series, Pier Kids (2019), directed by Elegance Bratton, on Thursday, November 11, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. in the Burchfield Penney Art Center's Tower Auditorium.

Caught up in the precariousness of survival and self-preservation, homeless queer and trans youth of color hang out at Christopher Street Pier, forging their own chosen family. Genuine and charming, these thoughtful youth must contend with overwhelming amounts of homophobia and abuse. As real as it gets, and with intimate, immersive access to the hazardous life of its vulnerable but fearless protagonists, director Elegance Bratton’s still-hopeful portrait exposes a raw side of New York City many often choose to ignore. 

Watch the trailer.

Beyond Boundaries is free and open to the public, and each screening is followed by a discussion. In accordance with Buffalo State policy, masks are required regardless of vaccine status when indoors on campus. 

Beyond Boundaries is sponsored by the Equity and Campus Diversity Office, the Communication Department, and the Burchfield Penney Art Center. The series is curated by Ruth Goldman and Meg Knowles, associate professors of communication; and Crystal Rodriguez-Dabney, chief diversity officer.

Submitted by: Solomon Joseph
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