37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Pier Kids


Pier Kids documents three homeless queer black youth over five years as they navigate the streets, welfare, and biological families while searching for stable housing. Casper, a young, trans attracted Black man, is left vulnerable in his pursuit of true love. Desean is at a critical point navigating a reality where committing a crime or getting HIV are his best alternatives to escape homelessness. Krystal utilizes the ballroom scene as a way to survive. Director Elegance Bratton reveals what it means to be black and queer 50 years after Stonewall in this visually stunning and moving documentary.


Wednesday, October 21


10:00 AM


Virtual Screening

Film Info

Director: Elegance Bratton

Runtime: 85 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2020

Country: United States

Language: English