50 YEARS OF FABULOUS
Jethro Patalinghug; USA; 2018; 82 min.; Seattle Premiere
The Imperial Council, founded in San Francisco in 1965, is one of the oldest, most influential LGBTQ organizations in the world, played a pivotal role in advocating for LGBTQ rights and shaping gay culture. Unfortunately, most LGBTQ people are unaware of these brave men and women, including Imperial Council founder, activist and performer José Sarria, who fought for the rights they enjoy today. In 50 YEARS OF FABULOUS, writer-director Jethro Patalinghug documents the historical evolution of the Imperial Council, from its mid-’60s inception to today’s struggle to find relevance amid social progress and a newly empowered political movement committed to curtailing a half century of civil rights achievements. Keep an eye out for some footage chronicling the Seattle chapter.
Guests in Attendance: Director Jethro Patalinghug and producer Marc Smolowitz
Co-Presented by Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle