Film On These Shoulders We Stand

Saturday, January 7, 2012: 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Sheraton Ballroom I (Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers)
Sponsored by the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History

Glenne McElhinney, producer, writer, and director (Impact Stories: California’s LGBT History, 2009)

On These Shoulders We Stand is an illuminating historical account of gay life and activism in Los Angeles, told by the people who lived it. The film chronicles gay life from the 1950s into the early 1980s, interweaving first-person accounts from eleven elders of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in Los Angeles with seldom-seen archival materials to tell the story of two cities, one with a substantial, vibrant gay community, and the other, a city obsessed with rendering that community invisible or imprisoned.

Project director Glenne McElhinney will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterward.

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