Screening + Q&A: ALL WE’VE GOT

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MAS is pleased to present a virtual screening of ALL WE’VE GOT by filmmaker Alexis Clements. Watch the film with us on Wednesday, June 24 at 5pm (or any time beforehand at your own leisure), and then join MAS for a live Q&A afterwards with Alexis Clements and Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz from the Lesbian Herstory Archives at 6:15pm.


ALL WE’VE GOT is a feature-length documentary that shines a light on a group long at the center of fights for social justice – LGBTQ women. Often dismissed by their peers, subject to social and economic inequality, and rarely acknowledged in the larger culture, this film tells stories about LGBTQ women’s communities, cultures, and social justice work through a particular lens – the spaces they create.

Since 2010, over 100 bars, bookstores, and community spaces where LGBTQ women gather have closed. Documentary filmmaker Alexis Clements sought to better understand why these closures are happening, and why some spaces have managed to stay open despite the odds. From where Clements lives in Brooklyn, to Oklahoma City and San Antonio, this film explores LGBTQ women’s spaces and communities in order to better understand why having a place to gather matters, particularly for marginalized groups.

While this event is free, you can support the ALL WE’VE GOT project with a tax-deductible donation here.

Space is limited. You must RSVP to receive a link and instructions to screen the film and join the Q&A that follows.

Wednesday, June 24
5:00 PM — 7:00 PM

Virtual Event


  • marchers at the 26th Annual Dyke March in New York City
    Image from ALL WE'VE GOT, courtesy of Women Make Movies,
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  • photos of Alexis Clements and Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz
    Alexis Clements (left) and Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz (right).
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Panelists on the q&A

Alexis Clements

Director & Producer, ALL WE’VE GOT

Alexis Clements is a writer and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. Her creative work has been published, produced, and screened in venues across the US, Europe, and South America. Her feature-length documentary film, ALL WE’VE GOT, premiered in the fall of 2019 in New York City and has since screened around the US and internationally. A regular contributor to Hyperallergic, her writing has also appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Guardian, Bitch Magazine, American Theatre, The Brooklyn Rail, and Nature, among others. In addition to her writing and filmmaking, she is currently serving on the Executive Board of CLAGS, the Center for LGBTQ Studies at the City University of New York (CUNY), and she recently co-founded Little Rainbows, a story time for queer youth and their caretakers and parents at the Lesbian Herstory Archives.

Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz

Archivist, Lesbian Herstory Archives

Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz, who is featured in ALL WE’VE GOT, is an archivist at the Lesbian Herstory Archives, an Assistant Curator and Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning, and Engagement at New York University Division of Libraries. She is a Co-Chair for the board of CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies at the Graduate Center, CUNY and chair of the Archives committee. Shawn was a collective member of WOW Cafe Theatre for over ten years co-producing Rivers of Honey, a Cabaret for women of color. Shawn has a BS in Queer Women’s Studies from the CUNY Baccalaureate Program, an MFA in Creative Writing/Fiction, and an MLS with a focus on Archiving and Records Management from Queens College.

Elizabeth Goldstein


President, The Municipal Art Society of New York

Elizabeth Goldstein joined MAS as its President in 2017, with an extensive background in parks and historic preservation advocacy and management. Throughout her career, she has worked to insure transparent public engagement in civic decisions of consequence to public space and the heritage of key places nationwide and has worked in both governmental agencies and the non-profit sector.



Please note, this film contains brief nudity and adult language.


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