When the Beat Drops


1 Hr. 37 Min.

Screening format: DCP

By day they are teachers, doctors, and professionals making a living in Atlanta. But by night they join their chosen family as members of an elite fraternity united by the electric and subversive underground dance style known as "bucking." Initially created by gay African-American men in the deep South in response to exclusion, bucking is now forcing its way into the mainstream, an explosive party of kinetic energy. Learn of its incredible history and meet the performers who dedicate their lives to this craft in this documentary celebration.

Community Partners: Brady Street BID #11, UWM LGBT Resource Center, Milwaukee Pride, Inc.


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