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The previously untold story of Connie Norman, a beloved and confrontational ACT UP spokesperson in early 90s Los Angeles

Description

New York State Premiere

As the self-appointed “AIDS DIVA” and ACT UP/LA spokesperson in early 90s Los Angeles, Connie Norman stood proudly in her fluid and evolving LGBTQ+ identities. Both beloved and confrontational, Connie’s rants and intersectional politics were heard widely through her newspaper column, pioneering radio program, and cable TV talk shows.

Serving as a bridge in the realms of both gender and politics, Connie’s piercing, compassionate voice urges us into action once again, to fully engage in our own lives and the world around us.

This film will be followed by a Q&A with Director Dante Alencastre and Producer John Johnston

Cast: Connie Norman, Valerie Spencer, Torie Osborn, Mary Lucey

Preceded by the following short film:

THE BEAUTY PRESIDENT
Dir. Whitney Skauge, USA, 10 mins
Drag queen Joan Jett Blakk ran for US President in 1992 as one of the first openly queer candidates. Today, Terence Smith, the man behind the persona, reflects on his place in history.
Closed Captioning will be available for the virtual screening of this film

Presented in partnership with ACT UP NY and Making Gay History

Director

Dante Alencastre

Duration

62 minutes

Genre

Documentary

Venue

Streaming: October 15 - 26
In-Person: October 17 at 6PM (LGBT Community Center)

Tickets

Virtual Tickets:
10/15-10/26


In-Person Tickets:
LGBT Community Center 10/17, 6pm


ALL Virtual Films: