Date: Wed 06/30/2021
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST (GMT -7)
Wednesday, June 30
5:00 PM (PT), 7:00 PM (CT), 800 PM (ET)
Approximate Length: Two hours
Pride Month officially ends today but your Pride will definitely live on with this inspirational documentary! There will be a Q&A with Franco, the film’s subject, and the producers immediately following the screening.
AHEAD OF THE CURVE is the story of one of the most influential women in lesbian history you’ve never heard of and the impact her work continues to have today.
Growing up, Franco never saw any representation of queer women–she didn’t even know it was possible for a woman to be gay. When she realized she was a lesbian, it changed the course of her life.
In 1990, Franco created a safe place for lesbians in the form of Curve magazine. Her approach to threats and erasure in the ‘90s was to lift all kinds of lesbians up and make them beautifully visible. The magazine helped build a foundation for many intersectional movements being led by today’s activists in the face of accelerating threats to the LGBTQ community. Decades later, as her legacy faces extinction and she reassesses her life after a disabling injury, she sets out to understand visibility work being led by an intersection of queer women today.
Featuring Andrea Pino-Silva, Kim Katrin, Denice Frohman, Amber Hikes, Jewelle Gomez, Melissa Etheridge, and Lea DeLaria, and a score composed by the legendary Meshell Ndegeocello, AHEAD OF THE CURVE celebrates the legacy of a movement while considering the agenda of its future.
FILM RUNNING TIME: 98 minutes
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