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Black Revivalist & HRLA Presents: Chocolate Babies + Days of Pentecost

February 28 7:30 pm 11:30 pm

In commemoration of Black History Month, Black Revivalist and Human Resources Los Angeles are proud to present a night of ‘90s underground black queer cinema. This double-header features Stephen Winter’s Chocolate Babies (1996) and Lawrence Elbert’s Days of Pentecost (1995). DJ NAYGOD/@naygod, of Supernatural/@supernaturaldisco, will be spinning music throughout the evening.

Chocolate Babies follows an anarchist group of HIV-positive trans and queer activists as they pursue a series of surprise attacks on local New York officials in attempts to expose political corruption surrounding the AIDS epidemic.

Days of Pentecost follows a trio of LA-based drag go-go dancers as they skip town after a hostile incident during one of their performances in West Hollywood. The film is loosely inspired by Russ Meyer’s 1965 film Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m., screening begins at 8 p.m., Chocolate Babies, 83 mins. Days of Pentecost, 68 mins.

Free admission. Drinks will be available for purchase or BYOB.

Thanks to Matthew Wong of Frameline for providing the restoration of Chocolate Babies for this event. Thanks to Lawrence Elbert for giving us permission to screen Days of Pentecost. Program curated by Camm Harrison.