Pier Kids

1 Hr. 25 Min.

Screening Format: DCP
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Despite major victories for LGBTQ+ communities, the majority of homeless youth in the U.S. are queer people of color. The director (once homeless himself) gives a raw look at both the precarity of the lives of three NYC homeless queer teens as well as the hope found in chosen family. This unflinching doc, shot over three years, chronicles a parallel America where pride celebrations and marriage equality have done little to change the harsh realities of queer POC homelessness.


"The subjects of PIER KIDS live in a perpetual state of precariousness. In calling attention to their struggles, Bratton honors their endurance and celebrates their existence." - Hollywood Reporter



Community Partners: Courage MKE, Escuela Verde


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