Sissy Screens present: SHAKEDOWN
Sissy Screens is bouncing into 2019 with the Australian premiere of ‘Shakedown’, a documentary recounting the rise and demise of the Shakedown underground parties founded by and for queer black women in early-aughts Los Angeles.
Drawing from archival footage and contemplative interviews, director Leilah Weinraub chronicles the explicit and energetic performances and personal relationships of the Shakedown family, including Ronnie-Ron, Shakedown Productions’ charismatic creator and emcee; Mahogany, the legendary “mother” of the community; Egypt, their star performer; and Jazmine, the “Queen” of the scene.
Please note that this is an 18+ event.
Howler is a wheelchair accessible venue.
We would like to acknowledge that this event is being held on stolen land. We acknowledge and pay our respect to the Wurundjeri People and Elders, both past, present and future who are the Traditional Custodians and First Peoples of the land on which we will meet. Sovereignty of Country was never ceded.