Shakedown (2018)
First screened in September 2018
Director: Leilah Weinraub. Documentary record of several years in the life of an underground black lesbian strip club in greater Los Angeles, spanning from the late 1990s to the early 2000s.

Twitter Capsule: Seamy and rough on first pass, but the edits and sound are so forceful and sustained they become hypnotic. Weirdly noble.

VOR:   Makes a dubious first impression but the film's refusal of standard grammars or "respectable" image-making make it unique and apt to its subject.

Photo © 2018 LW, Inc.

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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