MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2019 | 5:00 PM | NORTHWEST FILM FORUM
USA | 2019 | 71 minutes | Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman | In English without subtitles
“What do Pride celebrations mean now?” asked the Academy Award–winning documentarists Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (THE CELLULOID CLOSET, COMMON THREADS: STORIES FROM THE QUILT, THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK), 50 years after the Stonewall Riots. By traveling to Alabama, Utah, and San Francisco, they gathered poignant answers to this question from dozens of people, including Heklina and Troye Sivan, and tackle issues of Pride’s growing corporatism. In a time when the LGBTQ+ community faces enduring threats, this insightful documentary explores how we can reconnect to the core purpose of Pride events: to inspire the continued fight for our rights.
VERASPHERE: A LOVE STORY IN COSTUME
Robert James; 2019; USA; 20 min.
Mrs. Vera, a costume, photography, and art project created by Michael Johnstone (photographer) and David Faulk (muse, model, and costume designer), two long-term AIDS survivors who fell in love in the ’90s, is highlighted in this delightful visit to SF’s Pride celebrations, in which Mrs. Vera served as grand marshal.
SPONSORED BY JONATHAN BOWMAN, ATTORNEY AT LAW, P.S.
STATE OF PRIDE
Director: Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman
Running Time: 71 minutes
Producers: Zach Blume, Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, Kai Hasson, Nate Houghteling, Mari Rivera
Editor: Michael Palmieri
Music: Allyson Newman, Matt Novack