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Gala Screening of Kokomo City 
Presented by Inside Out 2023 Toronto 2SLGBTQ+ 
Co-Presented by the Black Screen Office
Step into the vibrant and unapologetic world of "Kokomo City", a documentary by Grammy-nominated artist D. Smith. The film presents the stories of four Black transgender sex workers in New York and Georgia, offering unfiltered and honest reflections on belonging and identity within the Black community and beyond. Through laughter and conversation, the women share their dreams, memories, battles fought and won, and their journeys towards new beginnings. 
With a unique and exhilarating soundtrack created by D. Smith herself, the film matches the energetic personalities of the protagonists and the striking black and white visuals. "Kokomo City" is a powerful portrait of a community tired of stigmatization and ready to take ownership of their stories. Don't miss out on this thought-provoking and vibrant documentary.
L-R Daniella Carter, Dominique Silver and Liyah Mitchell of Kokomo City

Screening Date
May 27th, 2023
7:00 PM EST
TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON
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Black Films Screening at Inside Out Film Festival
The Black Screen Office extends congratulations to the talented Black filmmakers whose works have been selected to screen at the Inside Out Film Festival 2023, scheduled to take place from May 25th to June 4th. 
This celebration of diverse voices and perspectives is a testament to the creativity and storytelling prowess within the Black film community. We commend these filmmakers for their outstanding contributions to the industry and applaud their dedication in sharing thought-provoking narratives that enrich our cinematic experiences. As we eagerly anticipate this showcase of talent, we encourage everyone to attend and support these films that foster inclusion and representation.
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About Black Screen Office (BSO)
The Black Screen Office helps build a screen industry free of anti-Black racism, by working with industry decision makers to change practices and build systems for accountability, directly catalyzing the production of Black-led content and supporting the career advancement of Black professionals. 
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