April 7, 2:30 PM – April 7, 5:30 PM
Bright Family Screening Room at the Paramount Center
In most cultures, 'elders' are revered and respected, however seniors in the LGBTQ community are often forgotten and overlooked. 2019 is the 50th anniversary of Stonewall and Wicked Queer celebrates 35 years of bringing LGBTQ films to Boston, it was a good time to recognize the lives and stories of LGBTQ seniors. The seniors amongst us are living history with voices to be heard, they are our 'elders' who paved the way for generations to follow, and lead us with powerful examples. Curated by Joe McGovern.
A social stereotype of the LGBTI community has been built around young, fashionable, well-off individuals having fun, never over 40. But where are LGBTI seniors? Do they vanish into thin air when they turn 40?
Directed by Enrique Rey 20 m Spanish with English subtitles Spain
Recent L.A transplants Hank and his husband Tommy struggle to save their 15 years marriage by entertaining the idea of an open relationship. While this might be working well for Tommy, Hank struggles to cope with the change as well as the challenges of being old.
Directed by Hongyu Li 16 m English United States
Grace and Betty
When Grace decides to come out to her grandmother, she finds something she wasn't expecting.
Directed by Soe Lubeck 12 m English United States
Gunnar, 75, is widower since one year back. He lives wall to wall with the young man Jon. Although the age difference makes it so forbidden, Gunnar feels drawn to the 23-year-old Jon.
Directed by Hannah Westerlind 18 m Swedish with English subtitles Sweden
How I Got to the Moon by Subway
After being diagnosed with ALS, a curmudgeonly older man goes to the hospital with his partner to record his voice bank before he loses the ability to speak.
Directed by Tyler Rabinowitz 12 m English United States
Forget Me Not
Irene and Luisa, two 70-year-old women go to a cemetery to visit their deceased relatives. A series of coincidences will cause their paths to cross.
Directed by Ferran Navarro-Beltrán 7 m
The Family Album
A teenage home health care worker in the deep south forms a special bond with her first client, a trans man in the final months of his life.
Directed by Anthony Chapman 19 m