Club Q: The Legendary Dance Party For Women
(Kristen Wolf, 2003)
Traces the rise of this unique San Francisco scene. »Club Q postcard
Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon have been partners in love and political struggle for fifty years. With incisive interviews, rare archival images and warmhearted humor, Joan Biren’s 2003 film reveals their inspiring public work, as well as their charming private relationship. When they courageously launched the Daughters of Bilitis in 1955, it became the first public organization for lesbians in America. Today, these tireless activists are educating both the LGBT and aging movements on the needs of older lesbians.
(Eve Bregman, 2003)
(Carolyn Caizzi and Laura Rodriguez, 2002)
(Heidi Bollock, 2002)
The Fair and The Weak
(Lauren Cook, 2002)
(Debra Wilson, 2003)
A diverse array of dramatic, comic, experimental and documentary shorts. Afterschool Delight (Eve Bregman, 2003) finds 12-year-old Scout and Angie checking out Playboys in her brother’s room, while Camouflage Pink (Carolyn Caizzi and Laura Rodriguez, 2002) and Peeling (Heidi Bollock, 2002) feature teenagers with secrets of their own. Lauren Cook’s The Fair and The Weak (2002) deftly draws on 50s educational films to consider her own coming of age. Butch Mystique, winner of this year’s Best Short award at San Francisco’s Frameline festival (Debra Wilson, 2003), features articulate and thoughtful butch women musing on the mysteries of identity.
Letter to A.K.
(Leilani Lumen / 2002)
Lyrical reflection on an irresistible yet impossible ex.
Dubbed by critics "the little film that could," Sara Millman’s first feature recasts the Robin Hood legend as an urban romance between an idealistic social worker and a charming French thief. The streets and alleys of Oakland take the place of Sherwood Forest, and the evil king is institutionalized racism and poverty. These partners in love and crime face an uncertain future, as Brooklyn’s drive to steal from the rich fuels Robin’s fire to give to the poor.
"a disarmingly sexy blue-collar romance…full of heart and electric chemistry between the two exceptionally gorgeous leads"—Outfest.