Saturday, June 4th – 3:30pm - FESTIVAL
Sponsored By: SDGLN/SDPix
Co-Presented By: MCC/Ascent Real
UPSTAIRS INFERNO, 2015, 96 minutes, Dir:
Robert L. Camina, USA.
outstanding documentary examines the true story of the largest gay mass murder
in US history. On June 24, 1973, an arsonist deliberately set fire to the
stairwell of the New Orleans gay bar, the UpStairs Lounge, trapping patrons and
killing 32 people. Emotional interviews by survivors, family members, and
friends of the victims recount this horrific event, made worse by the callous
behavior of the city’s police and fire departments, churches, media, and
citizens. This lesser-known historic tragedy, four years after Stonewall, is
finally being given its place in gay history. Narrated by Christopher Rice.
With:Intrinsic Moral Evil,
2015, 10:45 minutes, Dir: Harm Weistra, Netherlands.
Three dancers play a game with the viewer's
perception and expectations. Is it a memory, a dream, a search for identity? Is
it about the losing of a friendship or about coming of age?