Check It

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Check It
Saturday, May 20, 2017 7:00 PM
The Plaza Theatre, Calgary, AB
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  • Ticket Price: CAD $10.00 - CAD $12.00
  • Door Time: 6:30 PM
  • Show Type: Screenings
  • Where: The Plaza Theatre 1133 Kensington Rd NW Calgary, AB T2N 3P4

Directed by Dana Flor

2016 | USA | 90 min | PG


At first glance, they seem unlikely gang-bangers. Some of the boys wear lipstick and mascara, some stilettos. They carry Louis Vuitton bags, but they also carry knives, brass knuckles and mace. As vulnerable gay and transgender youth, they’ve been shot, stabbed, and raped.

Once victims, they’ve now turned the tables, beating people into comas and stabbing enemies with ice picks. Started in 2009 by a group of bullied 9th graders, today these 14-22 year old gang members all have rap sheets riddled with assault, armed robbery, and drug dealing charges. 

Led by an ex-convict named Mo, Check It members are now creating their own clothing label, putting on fashion shows and working stints as runway models. But breaking the cycle of poverty and violence they’ve grown up in is a daunting task.

Awards: Stockholm Film Festival 2016 Bronze Horse for Best Documentary