By Housing Works Bookstore & Cafe
This World AIDS Day, we’re thrilled to host a very special screening of the documentary Kiki, directed by Sara Jordenö and co-written by Jordenö and Twiggy Pucci Garçon.
Doors will open at 6PM, the film will begin at 6:30PM. At 8PM we will host a discussion with special guests, followed by a reception at 8:30.
The screening is free and open to the public, but seating is limited so please reserve your seat here.
Donations encouraged! Help us continue our fight against HIV/AIDS and homelessness in New York City.
Kiki follows seven characters from the Kiki community over the course of four years, using their preparations and spectacular performances at events known as Kiki balls as a framing device while delving into their battles with homelessness, illness and prejudice as well as their gains towards political influence and the conquering of affirming gender-expressions.
Kiki scene-members range in age from young teens to 20’s, and many have been thrown out of their homes by their families or otherwise find themselves on the streets. As LGBTQ people-of-color, they constitute a minority within a minority. An alarming 50% of these young people are HIV positive. The Kiki scene was created within the LGBTQ youth-of- color community as a peer-led group offering alternative family systems (“houses”), HIV awareness teaching and testing, and performances geared towards self-agency.
126 Crosby St, Bookstore Cafe
New York, NY 10012
Event Date: Dec 1, 2017
Event Time: 6:00PM
Event Duration: 2.5 hours