The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin
Sunday, June 11th – 7:00pm – CLOSING NIGHT FILM & PARTY
Sponsored By: Gay San Diego/San Diego Uptown News
Co-Presented By: US Bank & West Coast Tavern
THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN, 2017, 91 minutes, Dir: Jennifer M. Kroot, USA.
West Coast Premiere.
Our Closing Night film examines the life and work of one of the world’s most beloved storytellers, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels have inspired millions to claim their own truth. Jennifer Kroot’s documentary about the creator of Tales Of The City moves nimbly between playful and poignant and laugh-out-loud funny. With help from his friends (including Neil Gaiman, Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis, Sir Ian McKellen and Amy Tan), Maupin offers a disarmingly frank look at the journey that took him from the jungles of Vietnam to the bathhouses of 70’s San Francisco to the front line of the American culture war.
Trailer: COMING SOON
With: Dusk, 2017, 15 minutes, Dir: Jake Graf, United Kingdom, West Coast Premiere.
Growing up in 1950s England in an intolerant and uninformed world, young Chris Winters struggles to fit into the gender roles dictated by wider society.