THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9 AT 6:30PM
General Admission: $5
Passes Not Accepted
Featuring a post-film fireside chat with Monica Jones, Executive Director of the Outlaw Project, moderated by Karlyn Bradley.
All proceeds from this screening will be donated to the Outlaw Project, a local nonprofit based on the principles of intersectionality that prioritizes the leadership of Transgender Women, BIPOC, gender non-binary, migrant and sex worker folks.
It’s Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee (newcomer Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend (James Ransone, Generation Kill) hasn’t been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the working girl and her best friend, Alexandra (newcomer Mya Taylor), embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles, including an Armenian family dealing with their own repercussions of infidelity. Director Sean Baker’s prior films (Starlet, Prince of Broadway) brought rich texture and intimate detail to worlds seldom seen on film. Tangerine follows suit, bursting off the screen with energy and style. A decidedly modern Christmas tale told on the streets of L.A., Tangerine is an entertaining and emotionally raw comedy/drama that defies expectation at every turn to deliver a true cinematic jolt. (Dir. by Sean Baker, 2015, USA, 88 mins., Rated R)
Unapologetically Black is a new film and education series co-presented by the YWCA’s Center for Gender & Racial Equity and The Loft Cinema’s Black Experience Film Series with support from the Tucson Black Film Club, The Outlaw Project, the UA Africana Studies and the Tucson Bail Fund.