PBS stations and Logo will simulcast the TV premiere of a documentary recounting the trials and lives of black lesbians wrongly convicted on charges of gang assault.
The premiere is scheduled for 10 p.m. on Monday, June 22. It will air on Logo and on two local PBS stations — UNC-TV and ETV.
The documentary, “Out in the Night,” takes viewers back to 2006, when several African-American lesbian women were threatened by a man in a gay-friendly neighborhood in New York City. Their efforts to defend themselves resulted in their arrest and a media frenzy, with some characterizing them as a gang of “Killer Lesbians” and a “Wolf Pack.” Three pleaded guilty to avoid going to trial, but four did not. Renata Hill, Patreese Johnson, Venice Brown and Terrain Dandridge each maintained their innocence and served varying and sometimes contradictory prison sentences.
The film was shown during this year’s GayCharlotte Film Festival in April.
The film premiere is part of PBS’ POV series.
Learn more at www.pbs.org/pov/outinthenight/