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Screening of Check It @ Hollywood Theatre | Fundraiser for Trans Assistance Project & ORI Gallery

September 13, 2017 7:30 pm
Cost: $7-9
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Hollywood Theatre
4122 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97212 United States
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Phone:
(503) 493-1128

CHECK IT is a feature-length documentary about a black gay gang struggling to survive in one of Washington D.C.’s most violent neighborhoods.

At first glance, they seem unlikely gang-bangers. Some of the boys wear lipstick and mascara, some stilettos. They carry Louis Vuitton bags, but they also carry knives, brass knuckles and mace. As vulnerable gay and transgender youth, they’ve been shot, stabbed, and raped.

Once victims, they’ve now turned the tables, beating people into comas and stabbing enemies with ice picks. Started in 2009 by a group of bullied 9th graders, today these 14-22 year old gang members all have rap sheets riddled with assault, armed robbery, and drug dealing charges.

Led by an ex-convict named Mo, Check It members are now creating their own clothing label, putting on fashion shows and working stints as runway models. But breaking the cycle of poverty and violence they’ve grown up in is a daunting task.

Life for the Check It can be brutal, but – it’s also full of hope and an indomitable resilience. At its heart, CHECK IT explores the undying friendship that exists between these kids – an unbreakable bond that is tested every day as they fight to stand up for who they are in a community relentlessly trying to beat them down.

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