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30 Best America LGBTQI Documentaries Panel Discussion
A Special SDFF 2021-OUTwatch Collaboration
Local cinephiles/filmmakers Gary Carnivele and Jane Winslow present and discuss OUTwatch’s newly minted “30 Best American LGBTQIA Documentaries.” The duo examine films about LGBTQIA history and issues, activism, gender studies, as well as profiles of noteworthy individual. They will also explore queer documentary style and take a closer look at the work of 3 pivotal auteurs: Barbara Hammer, Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. The conversation concludes with a discussion of films being co-presented by OUTwatch at SDFF 2021.
SDFF-OUTwatch 2021 Films On Top 30 List
SDFF + Nor Cal Public Media Team Up for Declare Your Independents
Inaugural Episode, “Making Our Way” Airs May 15 on KPJK
SDFF is partnering with Nor Cal Public Media for “Declare Your Independents,” a 4-part documentary program hosted by actor/activist Peter Coyote, which premieres this week. The new program celebrates independent documentary and is organized by the guiding principle that documentary is a powerful tool that brings deep truths to light. Documentary not only opens up new worlds to its audiences, it allows us to see these new worlds from diverse perspectives, and in doing so, to recognize our common humanity. Obligated to the truth of the story they’re telling, documentary filmmakers afford us rare opportunities to engage in what’s real.
In the first installment, “Making Our Way,” dynamic and dedicated trailblazing women strive for excellence, maintain generations of knowledge, tackle the challenges of aging, build community, and inspire the youth of today – all while forging their own way. This episode features three documentaries made by and about amazing women—Knocking Down The Fences (Meg Shutzer, 2019), Pat’s Studio (Ashleigh McArthur, 2017), and A Great Ride (Deborah Craig and Veronica Deliz, 2018). The episode airs Friday, May 14 at 8 pm on KRCB TV in the North Bay, and Saturday, May 15 at 8pm on KPJK TV in the South Bay.
The series will continue next week with “Inside Out,” a set of films about identity and representation, including This Is Not The End (Hilary Campbell, 2012), I Am Sarah Maple (Ariel Fisher and Tyler Gurd, 2012) and On Beauty (Joanna Rudnick, 2014). The last two installments, “Loss & Restoration” and “Celestial Pioneers” will air on May 28 and June 18. Stay tuned for details!