The documentary The Solace of Sisterhood About An All Black Women’s Biker Club Debuts at the 2024 Tribeca Festival

The Solace of Sisterhood, a documentary about an all-Black female biker crew in New Orleans, pealed into the Tribeca Film Festival Sunday for its world premiere.

The film by Geneva Peschka and Anna Andersen shines the spotlight on the Caramel Curves club as its members defy societal norms to pursue their own freedom and happiness against all odds while empowering the next generation of female riders.

The Solace of Sisterhood explores the lives of co-founders Shanika “Tru” Beatty and Nakosha “Coco” Curry, uncovering their authenticity and vulnerability.

The film captures Tru’s story of getting the riding bug from her business owner father and how she has passed on the love of motorcycles — and entrepreneurship — to her young daughter, Skye Beatty.

The film stands as a compelling testament to the pursuit of one’s personal freedom through legacy and the art of riding.

The Caramel Curves, known for both their prowess on their motorcycles, their fierceness and their style — they often ride in stilettos — are community favorites in New Orleans and beyond.

They were even recruited by Rihanna for a campaign for her Savage X Fenty lingerie line in 2021. The women, who step into their sexiness, have been featured prominently in national media, including ABC News, the New York Times, Essence and Vogue.

And while motorcycle enthusiasts are known for their hardness and sometimes even for embracing the outlaw life, the Curves lean into their femininity and comfort each other in their times of need, as when Coco’s sister died and she stepped up to raise her younger sibling’s children.

“We are honored to shed light on the women of the Caramel Curves and their effervescent spirits. Their story of triumph over adversity, of reclaiming agency in a society that often seeks to confine, is embedded in every filmed moment of this story,” said Peschka and Andersen.

“We strive to honor their legacy and inspire others to embrace their true selves, serving as a reminder that we should all live in pursuit of peace and self-determination.”

The directors were drawn to these women and their story through the power of sisterhood, for the profound exploration of identity, community, and legacy.

The documentary is screening through Sunday as part of the film program Shorts: Unbought & Unbossed, bold stories of joy, love and safety showcasing dynamic Expressions of Black Freedom.

The Solace of Sisterhood
Directed by Geneva Peschka and Anna Andersen
Producer Jeremy Blum, Geneva Peschka, Anna Andersen
Screenwriter Geneva Peschka, Anna Andersen
Cinematographer Safiyah Chiniere, Kenny Hamlett
Editor Tiffany Taveras
Composer Sarah Lynch
Executive Producer Fujifilm, Nina Films, +Disrupter Productions
Cast Shanika “Tru” Beatty, Nakosha “Coco” Curry, Skye Beatty, The Caramel Curves

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