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Kokomo City

Available for

Virtual

On-demand

In-person

Available for screenings between

May 01, 2024 - Jan 01, 2026

Available for screenings in

United States of America

Brought to you by

Magnolia Pictures

About the film

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.

Genre

Documentary

Runtime

1h 13m

Released

2023

Director

D. Smith

Producer

Bill Butler, Harris Doran

Cast

Koko Da Doll, Daniella Carter

Awards & recognition

2023 Sundance Film Festival

Winner | Next Innovation Award

2023 Sundance Film Festival

Winner | Audience Award Next

Berlinale

Winner | Audience Award for Best Documentary

What people are saying

Make no mistake, Smith announces wordlessly from behind the camera: I have arrived to change the game.

Jude Dry

IndieWire

Smith shot, directed, and edited “Kokomo” almost completely on her own, demonstrating an often-breathtaking cinematic eye for a first-time filmmaker.

Gregory Ellwood

The Playlist

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