STICKS & STONES; BAMBI LAKE
** Read the Pitchfork interview: Silas Howard on the Unsinkable Bambi Lake and San Francisco’s History of Fringe, Queer Art
“EVERY STREET HAS A STORY.” Sticks & Stones is an intimate documentary about a song, a street, and a diva. Bambi Lake, a notorious San Francisco transgender performer and entertainer, takes us on a stroll down Polk Street, sharing anecdotes and the history behind her song Golden Age of Hustlers, which was written about her time as a street hustler in the mid-70’s. She landed on Polk Street after a stint with the Cockettes and prior to regular gigs at renowned 80s/90spunk venue, the Mabuhey Gardens.
Recipient of Horizon Completion Grant
2014 Screenings: Outfest, Hammer Museum, Frameline, MiX NYC