Fiche Film
LONG Métrage | 2018
Game girls
Date de sortie en France : 21/11/2018
Pays concerné : États-Unis
Durée : 90 minutes
Genre : société
Type : documentaire


Le film suit Teri et sa petite amie Tiahna dans le monde chaotique de Skid Row, quartier de Los Angeles connu pour être « la cité des anges déchus. » Un dilemme attise les tensions entre les deux femmes : s’il semble que Tiahna accepte de faire partie de l’économie souterraine de Skid Row, Teri est animée par une puissante volonté d’en sortir. Leur amour survivra-t-il à la violence de leur environnement, passé et présent ?

avec Teri Rogers et Tiahna Vince
produit par Films de Force Majeure


Game Girls
Skid Row in Los Angeles is the infamous ‘homeless capital’ of the USA. Anyone who is trying to learn the rules of the game and survive here has a really tough time, as the stories of the two protagonists of this film, Teri and Tiahna, reveal. Life for this lesbian couple is a constant round of prison, alcoholism and drug peddling, but there is hope, too. Their biographies are typical for the lives of Afro-American women living on the edge of American society. During a workshop initiated by the filmmaker for women in this community, they address their memories and their traumas and embark on a process of transformation during which they come into view as self-determining subjects rather than as victims. Social protests against homelessness in the neighbourhood, or the ‘Black Lives Matter’ campaign are just as much a part of their lives as is the matter-of-fact way in which they choose to live as lesbians, or their bitter struggle with the authorities for their own four walls.
The film’s intimate, observational camerawork helps tell the story of two women who manage to escape Skid Row but who are nonetheless bound by the constraints of their environment. (Berlinale 2018)

Written and directed by
Alina Skrzeszewska
Assistant Director
William Shepherd
Director of Photography
Alina Skrzeszewska
Emmanuelle Baude
Sound Design
Nans Mengeard, Pierre Armand
Post-production Supervisor
Jérôme Nunes
Production Management
Hélène Colombié
Post Production
Nora Bertone
Commissioning Editor
Doris Hepp
Jean-Laurent Csinidis
Meike Martens, Kelly Parker
ZDF/Arte, Mainz
Studio Lemon, Marseille