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Filmfest DC - Check It

Run Time: 91 Minutes

Check It


Dana Flor, Toby Oppenheimer

USA, 2016



Directors Dana Flor and Toby Oppenheimer, creators of the HBO documentary The Nine Lives of Marion Barry, shine their empathetic light on an overlooked aspect of D.C. life: gay and transgendered kids struggling to find a place for themselves. Tired of being bullied, several teens and young adults formed their own gang, Check It, to literally fight back. Now more than 200 LGBT youths claim membership. The film follows a lively subset of the group as they overcome considerable odds, including their own anger. "I just want to relax," says Tray, who has both "boy" and "girl" Instagram accounts. The real heroes are Ron Moten, a gang counselor whose dedication to creating better lives for these kids is beyond inspiring, and boxer Duke Buchanan, whose own struggles mirror those of the kids he mentors. The filmmakers’ camera often captures unsettling violence, but ultimately the message is one of hope.—Dave Nuttycombe

Event Details

Filmfest DC - Check It
Sunday, April 23, 2017
5:45 PM to 7:15 PM
Landmark's E Street Cinema  
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Ticket Options

General Admission - USD $13.00

Discount Packages

Packages offered through advance sale only unless otherwise noted. To purchase a package, please follow the links below:

Director's Package:
10 tickets for $100 ($140 value) plus $5.00 convenience fee
Weekday Package:
4 tickets for $45 ($56 value) plus $3.00 convenience fee

Event Map

Landmark's E Street Cinema  
555 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20004