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SPOTLIGHT

CHECK IT

Directed by Dana Flor and Toby Oppenheimer
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 91 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE CHECK IT
Fed up with being pushed around, a group of gay and trans teens of color form a gang and fight back on the brutal streets of Washington D.C. They call their gang ‘Check it’ and this group of one-time victims of bullying, rape and abuse have turned the tables on anyone trying to hurt them. The group formed to provide its members safety in numbers and let people know that if they jump a queer kid in D.C., they may get beaten into a coma. This raw and intimate portrait follows three childhood friends as they struggle to survive and claw their way out of gang life through an unlikely avenue: fashion. Co-directors Toby Oppenheimer and Dana Flor create a moving story of empowerment and a provocative exploration of class, marginalization and gang violence in the United States.

—Dan Hunt
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s)
About the Director(s)
Flor & Oppenheimer directed and produced the critically acclaimed documentary The Nine Lives of Marion Barry that aired on HBO. Check It is their second feature length documentary. Both have directed/produced documentaries on a wide range of subjects for Sundance Channel, A&E, The History Channel, VH1, Bravo and others.

Film Info
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Dana Flor, Toby Oppenheimer
  • Producer:
    Wren Arthur
  • Editor:
    Tom Patterson
  • Associate Producer:
    Eden Campbell, Dawn Langford
  • Cinematographer:
    Toby Oppenheimer
  • Executive Producer:
    Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci, Jon Kamen, Dave O'Connor, Justin Wilkes
  • Composer:
    Paul Brill

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