On the occasion of the New York premiere of HBO Documentary Film The Stroll (2023), the Whitney celebrates the history of the Meatpacking District and honors the transgender women who helped shape it with a free after-hours event featuring music, dancing, and refreshments in the Museum’s Griffin Hall, organized with Ceyenne Doroshow, GLITS Founder and Executive Director, and Cecilia Gentili, Principal Consultant and Founder, Transgender Equity Consulting.
The Stroll (2023) is a documentary film that explores the history of New York City's Meatpacking District through the eyes of the transgender women of color who lived and worked there. The film is titled after the block of 14th street between Ninth Avenue and the Hudson River where trans women, shunned from the workforce, turned to sex work as a means of survival. Their perspectives and insights contribute to an essential archive documenting how heavy policing, discrimination, violence, and gentrification created Manhattan’s built environment today. Co-directed by Kristen Lovell and Zackary Drucker, the film brings together women of the Stroll past and present with a camaraderie and care that is both moving and powerful.
This program is presented in collaboration with Rooftop Films, HBO, Meatpacking BID, NewFest.
This celebration follows the screening of The Stroll in Gansevoort Plaza, located at 9th Avenue and Gansevoort Street. The screening event begins at 7 pm and seating is first come, first served. More information about the filming screening is available on Rooftop Films's website.
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