Bars and nightclubs have long been an essential gathering place for queer communities and Numbers nightclub was one such place for LGBTQ patrons in Houston, Texas.
Friday I’m in Love details the nightclub’s long and storied history as a gay disco and alternative music venue, revealed through events like the AIDS crisis, police brutality against the LGBTQ communities and the rise in hate crimes during the ‘90s. Mixing personal stories with those of the legendary musicians who performed there (Grace Jones, The Cure, Björk, Nine Inch Nails among them) this powerful documentary celebrates those who ignited and sustained its musical history and legacy of acceptance.
Friday I’m in Love proves the importance of LGBTQ bars and nightclubs and serves as a call to action in response to the dwindling number of spaces we can call our own.
The film will be playing as part of Inside Out LGBTQ+ Film Festival from May 26th to June 5th in Toronto. Check out the trailer after the jump and grab your tickets (A virtual screening is also available if you aren’t in Toronto) HERE!