Pier Kids15

Directed by Elegance Bratton | USA | 2019 | 1h 25m | Starring Krystal Dixon, DeSean Irby, Krystal LaBeija

Made between 2011 and 2016, this poignant documentary follows the lives of three queer and trans black youths who become homeless after being kicked out by their families. Creating their own community around New York’s Christopher Street Pier, they are forced to contend with life on the streets. An intimate and moving portrait of the means to be young, black and queer in New York today – 50 years after the Stonewall riots – by first-time filmmaker and former ‘Pier Kid’ Elegance Bratton.


‘Stories involving shocking discrimination and violence are filmed with a conspiratorial understanding, as if the camera is lending a friendly ear.’
★★★★ Phuong Le, The Guardian

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We showed Pier Kids between November 5, 2021 and November 12, 2021.

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Today (Sunday 2nd April)


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Rye Lane 15
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Tomorrow (Monday 3rd April)


After Hours 15
1h 37m
Martin Scorsese's frantic screwball comedy following an uptight office worker's nightmarish late-night odyssey on the streets of New York as he tries to get home with no money.

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The Middle Man 15
1h 35m
Darkly humorous satirical drama following the life of a newly employed “Middle Man”, hired by a small-town community to be the bearer of bad news after a sudden outbreak of accidents and deaths.

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Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!