Thu 12 Sep 2019 / 8.15pm
Chocolate Babies + Introduction by Rabz Lansiquot
d.Stephen Winter, 1997, 83m
Occupying the space between fantasy, tragedy, and comedy, the award-winning Chocolate Babies is a roller-coaster ride that has been provoking laughter and dialogue since its 1997 premiere. An underground band of HIV-positive, queer, urban, genderqueer, activists of colour is making headlines in New York City. In an effort to expose political corruption surrounding the AIDS epidemic, these urban guerrillas stage a series of surprise attacks against conservative politicians whom they believe are collecting secret lists of HIV-positive individuals. Caught up in their extreme methods of activism and self-destructive drug and alcohol binges, the group becomes torn by infighting and begins to lose sight of their mission and loyalty to each other. Will they find the peace and justice they seek?
The screening accompanies BL CK B X Rabz Lansiquot where did we land