Kokomo City

Friday, July 28 - Thursday, August 24, 2023

Thanks to the generosity of supporters, all tickets for the 1:20pm shows on Wed Aug 23 and Thu Aug 24 are free to the public. Tickets for those shows will be available first-come, first-served, while supplies last, at the IFC Center box office starting 1 hour before showtime. Limit of 2 tickets per customer.

Directed by two-time Grammy nominee D. Smith, KOKOMO CITY takes up a seemingly simple mantle — to present the stories of four Black transgender sex workers in New York and Georgia. Shot in striking black and white, the boldness of the facts of these women’s lives and the earthquaking frankness they share complicate this enterprise, colliding the everyday with cutting social commentary and the excavation of long-dormant truths. Accessible for any audience, unfiltered, unabashed, and unapologetic, Smith and her subjects smash the trendy standard for authenticity, offering a refreshing rawness and vulnerability unconcerned with purity and politeness.

2023 Sundance Film Festival – World Premiere, U.S. Documentary Competition

Winner: Sundance Film Festival NEXT Innovator Award and the NEXT Audience Award

2023 Berlinale, Winner: Audience Award – Panorama Documentary Section

2023 SXSW Film Festival – Official Selection

  • Country USA
  • Running Time 73 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Magnolia
  • Director D. Smith
  • Cast Daniella Carter, Koko Da Doll, Liyah Mitchell, Dominique Silver
  • Accessibility Closed Captioning

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