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Check It (2016)

Check It (2016)

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Check It is about a gay African-American gang struggling to survive in one of Washington D.C.'s most violent neighborhoods. The film is an intimate portrait of 4 childhood friends - as they claw their way out of gang life through an unlikely avenue - fashion. With members now numbering in the hundreds, the Check It is a small gang in one city but it reflects a national issue. Being gay in poor, violent African-American neighborhoods carries a dangerous stigma. Standing up for who they are is more than an issue of pride for this group-it's risking their lives.

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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Check It is a powerful and electrifying film, full of characters who exude wisdom, authenticity, and bravado. Their lives beg telling, but this is only half the story.

July 20, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Despite occasional narrative gaps, "Check It" is consistently compelling, with a brisk pace and vivid personalities making up for the occasional unanswered question.

April 25, 2016 | Full Review…

Check It is documentation of the first all-gay gang in America and it shows the truly complicated lives led by its members.

August 1, 2017 | Full Review…

A mixture of tragedy, laughter and wildly clashing perspectives makes Check It a compelling subject.

February 16, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Check It is a fascinating and comprehensive ethnographic portrait of inner-city youth that may inspire conversation and action without offering easy answers or artificial sentiments.

April 26, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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