Nestled inconspicuously in the East end of Los Angeles’ MacArthur Park neighbourhood is a historic bar called the Silver Platter. It’s been a staple in the Latino-LGBT community since 1963, serving as a safe space and anything-goes playground. In 2008, first-time director Wu Tsang, an L.A. performance artist, co-founded a popular weekly party called Wildness, bringing a new queer generation through the legendary doors and shining a contemporary spotlight on an old watering hole. The influx of new patrons effected some changes, for better or worse. Tsang’s documentary homage to the place so many called home magically brings the Silver Platter to life, conjuring her spirit and voice, guiding viewers through her colourful and tumultuous history and present. A space for parties and performance became a platform for a cross-generational, cross-cultural queer alliance. Wildness is a worthy and provocative tribute to community, creativity and dignity. Lynne Crocker
Check out the WILDNESS Official After-Party
Co-Presented with Co-presented with [Inside Out – Toronto LGBT Film Festival](http://www.insideout.ca/year/index.php) and [Pink Latino](http://www.festivalpinklatino.com/).