When I Knew

When I Knew

65 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Coming Out, Documentary

Do you recall the moment you knew you were a little different than all the other boys and girls? In this sweet and funny documentary from HBO and Frameline Award honorees Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, based on the book of the same name by Robert Trachtenburg, men and women from various walks of life discuss the moment they discovered they were gay.
LGBT people from all over the country were invited to share their memories of the moment they knew they were attracted to the same sex (a very different experience than coming out) and what followed were unforgettably touching, sad, sweet and outright hilarious stories: from the boy whose heart started racing when he saw Grizzly Adams appear on the TV screen (yes, it was a precursor to the type of guys he’d end up dating as an adult) to the woman who knew something was different when she started making out with her blonde baby doll.
In a uniquely interactive program, the filmmakers will present the screening in two parts: The first is their completed 35-minute film, the culmination of over 150 interviews held across the country, and the second will be composed of your stories! Frameline Festival-goers will have the opportunity to record their own story in the When I Knew Video Booth located in the AT&T Festival Pavilion (see details below). You just might see yourself or people you know on the Castro’s silver screen!

When I Knew Video Booth
Make sure to stop by and record your own “When I Knew” story for posterity at the HBO When I Knew video booth, located on-site at the AT&T Festival Pavilion (next to the Castro Theatre) on Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22. Select video anecdotes will be included in our special screening at the Castro Theatre on Sunday, June 22 at 5:00 pm and on the film’s website, www.wheniknew.com.



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