Tramway / Tue 23 Feb (19.30)
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Rooted in the tropical underground of Los Angeles nightlife, Wildness is a documentary portrait of the Silver Platter, a historic bar in the MacArthur Park area that has been a home for Latin/LGBTQI immigrant communities since 1963. With a magical-realist flourish, the bar itself becomes a character in the film, narrating what happens when a group of young artists create a weekly performance art/dance party called Wildness. What does ‘safe space’ mean, and who needs it? And how does it differ among us? At the Silver Platter, the search for answers to these questions creates coalitions across generations.
Programmed by Tramway and presented in association with the ICA with support from The Foyle Foundation. (www.ica.org.uk)
Crossing the Line / Director Wu Tsang, USA 2012, 1h14m, some subtitles, N/C 15+
Presented as part of Glasgow Film Festival 2016 http://visitgff.glasgowfilm.org/