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Ninth Street Independent Film Center
145 9th St, San Francisco, California 94103
June 12, 2018
The Whistle – Work-in-Progress Screening & Discussion
Ninth St. Independent Film, 7:30pm
Tickets: $5-$15 Sliding scale, NOTA
Ticket Link: eventbrite.com/e/the-whistle-work-in-progress-screening-discussion-tickets-45128873676
Join director StormMiguel Florez for a work-in-progress screening of The Whistle, a documentary film about a secret code shared in Albuquerque, New Mexico among young lesbians in 1970s & 80s.
In the 1970s & 80s, a group of lesbian youth in Albuquerque had a particular way of finding each other: a special whistle that was both hard to learn and easy to go unnoticed by unsuspecting bystanders. It was known by them and by those who came up after t...hem as the “dyke whistle.” The dyke whistle was a rite of passage taught to newly out dykes by their peers. It was used to find friends in a crowd, clock other suspected lesbians, and as a friendly nod to groups of lesbians passing by in public spaces. Most importantly, it was a lifeline to community for many young lesbians coming up and out before GSAs and the internet.
Creating Queer Community Program
Ninth Street Independent Film Center is wheelchair accessible.
***ASL and subtitling can be available if requested by June 1st. Please send your request to [email protected]