The movie Out in the Night is the story of a posse of black lesbians who get assaulted in the New York city streets after rejecting a man’s advances. They end up stabbing the man in self defence, and are antagonized by the legal system. The four women are Venice Brown, Terrain Dandridge, Renata Hill and Patreese Johnson. They become known as the New Jersey Four, and the events are blown out of proportion by the media. This film follows their attempts to navigate the court system, rebuild their lives, and the struggles of the lawyers who take their case. It makes many comments of racial prejudice, toxic masculinity, and male entitlement.
Attending this festival was a wild experience from start to finish. I got the feeling that is was a safe space. As a queer girl from a small town with racist parents, getting to be in an environment where i can be as gay and feminist as i want to be is a rare treat. I had a fabulous time. I went with my friends with queers on campus, and we sat in the back and made fun of straight boys while reapplying our lipstick. 10/10 would recommend.
in conclusion, it was a lovely movie and I would see it again.