Movies on the Cobbles

The Meatpacking District, Rooftop Films, Max, and NewFest proudly present a special New York premiere screening of THE STROLL!

When

Monday, June 5 | 7 PM

Where

Gansevoort Plaza, 9th Avenue and Gansevoort Street New York, NY 10014

The event is an official screening of the 2023 Rooftop Films Summer Series and serves as Closing Night of the 3rd Annual NewFest Pride! This special New York Premiere event will take place outdoors in the center of the Meatpacking District, where the historic events in the documentary took place, and is presented by Rooftop Films, Max, NewFest and the Meatpacking District.

7:00 PM: Plaza Seating Opens

8:15 PM: Introduction by directors Kristen Lovell & Zackary Drucker, producer Matt Wolf, and the subjects of The Stroll

8:35 PM: Film Begins

The Stroll

Kristen Lovell & Zackary Drucker| 2023 | US | 84 mins

When Director Kristen Lovell moved to New York City in the 1990s and began to transition, she was fired from her job. Like most transgender women of color during this era, she began sex working in the Meatpacking District to survive. Trans women congregated in an area known as “The Stroll” for sex work, and forged bonds as sisters to protect each other from harassment and violence. As much as The Stroll is about transgender life, it is also a startling account of gentrification. The film shows the relentless police harassment that trans sex workers faced through the Giuliani era, and how the “quality of life” policies he enacted laid the groundwork for the rampant gentrification that pushed them out of the neighborhood. Despite the forces that threatened their survival, Kristen and her sisters fought back. They may no longer have The Stroll, but they are at the center of a civil rights movement. In this new era of visibility, Kristen and her community remind us that trans women of color and sex workers paved the way for future generations, and through their resilience and sisterhood, they will continue to thrive. Courtesy of HBO Documentary Films. Co-presented by Max, NewFest, and the Meatpacking District.The Stroll premieres on HBO and will be available to stream on Max this summer.

RSVP DOES NOT GUARANTEE ENTRY. SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, SHOW WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT THE SAME LOCATION. NO ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED.

FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Rooftop Films are open to all ages

How will it work?

Using your RSVP, our team will check in all patrons by last name at will call.

Can I bring food and drinks?

No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed. Feel free to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages!

Do I need to wear a mask?

Masks are encouraged while interacting with staff, but not required.

Where will the screening take place at Gansevoort Plaza?

The screening will take place at the plaza located at the intersection of Gansevoort Street and 9th avenue.

How accessible is this venue?

This venue is accessible to all. If you have any concerns, please email us at tickets@rooftopfilms.com or call at 718-417-7362 for more information.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to the event?

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