Pier Kids

Fri, 10/29/2021 (All day) - Thu, 11/04/2021 (All day)

Dir. Elegance Bratton / 2019 / 85 min

co-presented with PrideFull

Streaming: 10/29 - 11/4

On the Christopher Street Pier in New York City, homeless queer and trans youth of color forge friendships and chosen families, withstanding tremendous amounts of abuse while working to carve out autonomy in their lives. With intimate, immersive access to these fearless young people, Pier Kids highlights the precarity and resilience of a community many choose to ignore. Winner of the Truer Than Fiction Award at the 2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards.

Live Virtual Q&A: 11/4 8pm ET

Director Elegance Bratton, Producer Chester Algernal Gordon, and Pride for Youth's Vanessa Visquerra will join us for a virtual live Q&A. Link to join the Q&A will be sent to the ticketed audience.


This film is co-presented with PrideFull, a new film screening series by and for queer and trans people of color (QTPOC). This November, they kick off the 2021 PrideFull Series with a free panel talk, “Celebrating the QTPOC Stories and Filmmaking,” followed by 10 films and Q&As. The films and conversations explore timely yet universal issues about migration, immigration, and alienation in queer diasporas.