Archive for May, 2010
This Friday, June 4th, Gen Silent screens at one of the world’s most important LGBT film festivals, New Fest in New York. Details
After “taking a few meetings”. I head back to Boston for a screening of the film at the Massachusetts State House to help raise lawmaker awareness of LGBT aging issues (that is even more exciting to me than NewFest).
On June 17th and 19th Gen Silent screens at the Provincetown International Film Festival and they are an organized, classy bunch. Good festival!
In between all that I will be doing a lot of quiet reflection on how to manage all the opportunities to help people that this film is creating.
Its world premiere earlier this month at the Boston LGBT Film Festival was very encouraging (two sold out shows and three standing ovations). Now comes the 10% of finishing left:
technical correction and content changes based on audience feedback.
In between the rendering (computer processing video) is when I try to get out the news that we have a good film on our hands. Things like making the graphic of those little laurel leaves for the film festivals we are accepted in: NewFest, Provincetown Intl. Film Festival, NCGLFF.
Gen Silent: WHY The LGBT Generation Who Fought Hardest To Come Out Are Having To Go Back In The Closet – Queeried
The world premiere of our documentary on LGBT seniors, Gen Silent was a triumph. The article above gives all the fun details!
It’s taken twenty months to get to this Fed-Ex drop off and the last four months have been non-stop in front of the editor. Working out stopped about two months ago when it became clear that we wouldn’t be getting an assistant editor.
Emails from Krys Anne’s caregiving group circulated today in remembrance of the anniversary of her death from cancer.
She is one of the most compelling subjects of my current documentary, Gen Silent that premiere’s in just a few days.
For me, it was the anniversary of pulling together a group of people in the LGBT community to care for her. We barely knew each other or her. But through her case worker, Jenifer Firestone, we learned that our community has the power to care for our LGBT elders or any if us who is facing mortality alone.
Many of us know what it’s like to be alone. I think it’s the one thing I’m grateful that people coming out today will never have to feel- that they are the only LGBT person in the world. But there is a power in having felt that. I won’t let it happen to people on the back side of their lives.