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Punks - on 35mm

Punks - on 35mm

Opens  September 23, 2022
Groundbreaking Black queer romantic comedy — Screening on 35mm

Details About the Film

This film is part of the series PrideFest

Nearly unseeable since its festival run in 2000, Patrik-Ian Polk’s debut chronicles the everyday dramas of four single, Black gay men in West Hollywood in search of Mr. Right.

When a hunky new neighbor moves to the neighborhood, underlying tensions threaten to throw their tight-knit friendship into disarray. With its refreshingly real takes on sex, dating, friendship, breaking up, and making up — and show-stopping drag numbers to the immortal music of Sister Sledge — this funny, flirtatious, and heartfelt rom-com continues to surprise, while remaining far ahead of its time. Presenting Black queerness in ways that had yet to be seen in pop culture, Punks is a historic film finally making its return.

Screening from the filmmaker’s personal print.

Presented By

    Mid-Missouri PrideFest

Punks screens with generous support from Patrik-Ian Polk and Mid-Missouri PrideFest

Director(s): Patrik-Ian Polk
Starring: Seth Gilliam, Dwight Ewell, Rockmond Dunbar
Year Released: 2000
Runtime:  91 minutes
Country: United States
Language(s): English
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