Screening: Leilah Weinraub, Shakedown
  • Director Leilah Weinraub’s latest work is a intimate diary centered on Los Angeles’s black lesbian strip club community as seen through the long-running underground party Shakedown. Pulling from over 300 hours of footage Weinraub shot over several years, Shakedown follows the party’s dancers and organizers on and off the dance floor, as they create a critical space powered by and built for black women.The movie chronicles explicit performances by Shakedown stars, capturing the party in full-tilt, while also documenting the party’s broader scene of organizers, costume-makers, bouncers, and girlfriends.

    This works contains strong language, nudity, and sexual activity.

    MCA Screenings feature experimental works of contemporary cinema and are organized by Assistant Curator of Public Programs Christy LeMaster. This event is Pick 2 eligible.

Screening: Leilah Weinraub, Shakedown
  • Location: Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Address: 220 E. Chicago Ave.
  • November 16, 2018
  • Museum of Contemporary Art