SCREAMING QUEENS: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria

Presented by Tranz Central Coast

In 1966, three years before the famous riot at Stonewall Inn in New York City, transgender women and drag queens fought police harassment at Compton’s Cafeteria in San Francisco’s Tenderloin. This documentary by writer/directors Victor Silverman and Susan Stryker, tells their story utilizing great archival images, reenactments, and interviews. The film is a testament to the trans community’s struggle to be accepted, and to simply survive, especially in the face of the police brutality of the era. Documentary. 57 min.

Director/writer Victor Silverman will be in attendance for a Q&A.

Friday March 16   7:00pm   Palm Theatre, SLO
$15 General / $12 Students / All Festival Passes