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Leilah Weinraub, photo by Jabari Furry



Followed by a Q&A with Leilah Weinraub and members of the cast: Egypt, Jazmyne, Ronnie-Ron and Mahogany

Leilah Weinraub is a New York City–based filmmaker and CEO of the fashion brand Hood By Air. Mixing the styles of Hollywood film and the less commercial strategies of 35mm film, Shakedown is a loving portrait of an empowered queer community. Named after a long-running weekly party, Weinraub’s feature-length film chronicles the history of this now-defunct Black lesbian nightclub in Mid-City Los Angeles and the essential characters who contributed to its culture. Weinraub crafted this film, which is both a documentary and a labor of love, over a fifteen year period that began in 2002. MOCA is pleased to present this screening as part of the film’s world tour.

Priority tickets are available to MOCA members starting at 1:45pm. Tickets will be released to non-members thirty minutes before the program begins. One ticket per person on a first come, first served basis.

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