50 Years of Fabulous
Dir. Jethro Patalinghug, USA, 2018, 82 mins
New York Premiere
50 YEARS OF FABULOUS recounts the rich history of the Imperial Council, the oldest LGBT charity organization in the world. Founded in San Francisco by renowned activist, drag queen and performer José Sarria, the Council has helped shaped LGBT life and social history in San Francisco and beyond throughout the last five decades. Sarria was also the first openly gay man to run for political office in the United States in 1961.
From its genesis as a critical public space for the community and capacity building of LGBT San Franciscans, to its vital role in the advocacy for LGBT human rights, 50 YEARS OF FABULOUS documents the full scope of the organization’s historical evolution up to its contemporary struggle in finding relevance — both in the wake of social progress it has helped foster, and in light of a newly empowered political coalition committed to rolling back a half- century of civil rights achievements.
Talkback and reception with Executive Producer David Lassman to follow
Doors at 6:30pm Film at 7pm
Presented in Partnership with Imperial Court of New York
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