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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94103
See more at ybca.org/whats-on/conversations-with-gay-elders
In collaboration with the San Francisco Public Library and the Contemporary Jewish Museum, YBCA is proud to host filmmaker David Weissman to share a segment of his project, Conversations with Gay Elders.
Through a series of in-depth interviews and conversational documentaries, Weissman (The Cockettes, We Were Here) fosters a cross-generational collaboration, in which gay men in their 20s and 30s become editors to profile gay men in their 70s and 80s whose journeys of self-discovery precede the era of Stonewall and gay liberation. Conversations with Gay Elders explores how these men navigated being “different” long before there was any social or political context for a positive LGBT self-image.
YBCA will screen one conversation from the series featuring New Yorker Daniel Maloney who was 77 years old at the time of the interview. Born outside Philadelphia, Maloney was a principal dancer with Martha Graham in the 1970s. The editor of this piece is Jake Stein, who came on to this project at age 24, shortly after coming out of the closet as a gay man. (66 min, 2017, digital)
*David Weissman and Jake Stein will be present for a Q&A after the screening.
— Other screenings (showing different episodes):
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library
Thu, Oct 5, 6-8PM
See more at sfpl.org/index.php?pg=1029088601
Episode one of Conversations with Gay Elders features longtime San Francisco political activist and philanthropist Robert Dockendorff who will be joining Weissman and editor Alex Bohs for a post-screening discussion.
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Thu, Oct 26, 6:30-8PM
See more at thecjm.org/programs/202
Episode three of Conversations with Gay Elders features Brooklyn-born, longtime San Franciscan Jack Lasner, retired schoolteacher, and mountain climber who will be joining Weissman and editor Ben Zweig for a post-screening discussion.
— See all of our upcoming films at ybca.org
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