When the Beat Drops

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.


About Milwaukee Film

Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences. We operate the magnificent Oriental Theatre, a historic cinema palace committed to high-quality and accessible film and education programming. Since 2009, the annual Milwaukee Film Festival has brought together film fans and filmmakers to celebrate the power of cinema. Our education programs and Cultures & Communities platform provide avenues toward making our community a more empathetic and equitable place for everyone to live.

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