Wu Tsang (US) Wildness
Portrait of an East L.A. bar that has catered to the local Latin/LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender) community.
“All anyone can do is show up… and refuse to go away.”
Wildness is a portrait of “The Silver Platter”, a legendary East L.A. bar that has catered to the local latin/LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender) community since 1963. Welcomed by owner Mr. Ramirez, the bar also functions as a sanctuary for the many illegal Mexican transgenders. The film captures the creativity and conflict that ensues when a group of young ‘queer’ artists, among them director Wu Tsang, start organizing weekly performance parties called “Wildness”. Every Tuesday they inject the somewhat sleepy bar with a big dose of electricity and pumping beats by Total Freedom and Nguzunguzu. Coalitions are forged regardless of generations, class and sex.
Subtitles in English
US, 2012, 75’ Kathy Rivkin, Clifton Benevento