Rooted in the tropical underground of Los Angeles nightlife, WILDNESS is a documentary portrait of the Silver Platter, a historic bar in the MacArthur Park area that has been home for Latin/LBGT immigrant communities since 1963. With a magical-realist flourish, the bar itself becomes a character, narrating what happens when a group of young artists create a weekly performance art/dance party (organized by director Wu Tsang and DJs NGUZUNGUZU & Total Freedom) called Wildness, which explodes into creativity and conflict. What does “safe space” mean, and who needs it? And how does it differ among us? At the Silver Platter, the search for answers to these questions creates coalitions across generations.
*** 3 SCREENINGS @ HOT DOCS – Wildness at Hot Docs
Wed, May 2 9:45 PM – TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
Thu, May 3 7:00 PM – The ROM Theatre + OFFICIAL AFTER-PARTY
Sun, May 6 9:00 PM – TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
*** OFFICIAL AFTER-PARTY, Thursday, MAY 3rd / 10PM
Hosted by Wu Tsang
Nino Brown (Yes Yes Y’all)
Katie Stelmanis (Austra/Dj set)
61 Ossignton Avenue
Free with movie admission / $3 without
Fiona Apple recently revealed the self-drawn, mega-ugly cover to her first album in seven years, which is supposed to drop June 26. I couldn’t be more excited and have listened to her last one, Extraordinary Machine on repeat. Remember the Not About Love video? It features everyone’s favourite gay-acting bear Zach Galifianakis lip-synching Fiona’s lyrics. Such fun!
Ms Apple is coming to Toronto July 4th. Tickets go on sale this Friday 4-20.
This was the biggest Hotnuts yet and we almost got lost in the WilderMess. I really wouldn’t have mind if there was no way out. So much fun at The Garrison. Thanks everybody for coming out and dressing up.
The HD stage really got the girls going. Mary re-wrote MJB’s hit into a Deep InsideHer Ass. Then, the grinding wonder Miss Jamaica took over with her 4:20 heavy jams. The staggering beats by Dj No Problem got us whining & screaming. Such a hot WilderMess!
Watch clips of Miss Jamaica’s and Mary’s performances after the jump.
Also, more pictures and all pics on flickr.
We’re back for Pride – Saturday, June 30th with extended license till 4am. Get ready for retox!