Homegrown

In this program of short films from around the San Francisco Bay Area we’ll meet drag nuns, AIDS activists, a badass female football player, and more inspiring folks. See how an order of drag queen nuns saved the Russian River and turned homophobes into heroes in Queer Habits. An African American man with Down syndrome comes out as gay and finds support from his drag queen idols in Supernature. A Message for the Future: Stories From the AIDS Frontlines speaks to future generations about HIV/AIDS from the experiences of people in the early days of the epidemic to today. In The Album, former SF-based director Raymond Rea examines the role of photography in documenting history, inspired by rare photos from his Great Uncle Warren, a pre-Stonewall gay man. Sachet gives a glimpse beyond the public image and into the private life of SF’s very own Donna Sachet, a well-known drag performer who has worked tirelessly for countless philanthropic causes. In Breakaway we meet Jennifer Deering, a professional football player who got a chance to represent the USA at the 2013 IFAF Women’s World Championship. A gay Korean War Veteran reflects on his time as the office clerk tasked with writing the discharges of outed gay seamen in The Typist.

— Kevin Schaub


Co-presented by:
Bay Area Video Coalition
Ninth Street Independent Film Center

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