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AHEAD OF THE CURVE - NewFest - The New York LGBTQ Film Festival

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A triumphant documentary that captures the journey of historic lesbian publication Curve Magazine and its trailblazing founder

AHEAD OF THE CURVE - NewFest - The New York LGBTQ Film Festival
AHEAD OF THE CURVE - NewFest - The New York LGBTQ Film Festival
AHEAD OF THE CURVE - NewFest - The New York LGBTQ Film Festival

Description

Tracing the legacy of the groundbreaking publication Curve Magazine, Jen Rainin and Rivkah Beth Medow's triumphant documentary reminds contemporary audiences of the importance of LGBTQ representation in media.

This Spotlight film will premiere Sunday October 18 at 8PM and remain available through the end of the Festival

AHEAD OF THE CURVE recounts the efforts of trailblazing founding publisher Franco Stevens to amplify lesbian visibility in riveting detail, from risky financial gambles to cross-country promotional tours, and from celebrity lawsuits to name changes. The film, which includes jubilant appearances by Melissa Etheridge, Andrea Pino-Silva, Amber Hikes, Jewelle Gomez, and Lea DeLaria, captures an essential record of this historic landmark of LGBTQ+ journalism and extols the survivalist need for communities to grow and adapt for future generations.

Cast: Franco Stevens, Andrea Pino-Silva, Kim Katrin, Denice Frohman, Amber Hikes, Jewelle Gomez, Melissa Etheridge, Lea DeLaria

Presented in partnership with Film Fatales


This film will be followed by a Q&A

Director

Jen Rainin, Rivkah Beth Medow

Duration

97 minutes

Venue

Virtual

Genre

Documentary

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