Wildness / directed and produced by Wu Tsang ; written by Wu Tsang & Roya Rastegar ; produced by Kathy Rivkin ; Class Productions & Now Unlimited.

Video/Projected medium
  • Spanish
  • English
New York, N.Y. : Electronic Arts Intermix, [2012]
1 videodisc (approximately 76 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Library of Congress genre(s)
burning rda
Summary note
Rooted in the tropical underground of Los Angeles nightlife, this documentary is a portrait of the Silver Platter, an historic Los Angeles gay bar that has been home to Latin/LGBT immigrant communities since 1963 as well as the site of a weekly performance-art party called Wildness, organized by director Wu Tsang, DJs NGUZUNGUZU, and Total Freedom. When the party snowballs in popularity and threatens to undermine the bar's status as a "safe space" for its predominantly Latin/LGBT patrons, this film documents the collision between the two LGBT communities, posing questions about community, space, and ownership.
Creation/​Production credits
Edited by Claire Didier & Wu Tsang ; director of photography, Michelle Lawler ; original music by Nguzunguzu, Total Freedom, Robbie Willamson.
System details
Blu-ray, HD video.
Featuring Mariana Marroquin as the voice of the Silver Platter ; performers (in order of appearance): Zackary Drucker, Crazy Bitch in a Cave, Camlab, Geneva Jacuzzi, Stefan L. Smith, Amy Linton, We Are The World, Shunda K., Butchie & Fay, Tamechi, Dynasty Handbag, Lucky Dragons, Alex Black & Samuel White, Agassi Ben Gura, Mirror Mirror with Veronica Gelbaum & Ryan Trecartin, Roberto Ramone and the Modernaire, Fine Art Union, Foxy Moron, Juliana Snapper and Ron Athey, Geneva Washington, Leopold Nunan, Patrick (sax player).
Language note
In Spanish and English with Spanish and English subtitles.
Other title(s)
Wu Tsang : Wildness
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