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OCT 12-15
2023

October 14, 2023 at 5:30 pm
Jeanné Wagner Theatre
$15
English, Feature, Live Action, Non-Fiction (Documentary), Not Rated

Kokomo City

In the wildly entertaining and refreshingly unfiltered documentary Kokomo City, filmmaker D. Smith passes the mic to four Black transgender sex workers in Atlanta and New York City – Daniella Carter, Koko Da Doll, Liyah Mitchell, and Dominique Silver – who unapologetically break down the walls of their profession. Holding nothing back, the film vibrates with energy, sex, challenge, and hard-earned wisdom. This vital portrait, edited and shot by Smith in bold black and white, is her feature directorial debut. A two-time Grammy-nominated producer, singer, and songwriter, Smith made history as the first trans woman cast on a primetime unscripted TV show. Executive produced by Lena Waithe, Kokomo City won the Sundance Film Festival’s NEXT Innovator Award and NEXT Audience Award, as well as the Berlinale’s Audience Award in the Panorama Documentary section.

Directed by: D. Smith
Runtime: 73 minutes
Year: 2023
Country: USA
Content advisory: Nudity, Discussions of Sex and Sexual Violence
Language: English
Subtitles: No Subtitles – Film is in English OR is non-vocal

Awards

Sundance Film Festival NEXT Innovator Award and the NEXT Audience Award–2023 Sundance Film Festival
Audience Award–2023 Berlinale

Official Selection:

2023 Sundance Film Festival (World Premiere)
2023 SXSW Film Festival

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