In this illuminating and heartfelt new film, the director of We Were Here and The Cockettes sits down with Kerby Lauderdale, who looks back on life before and after Stonewall, from marriage to a woman (he’s the father of Pink Martini lead singer Thomas Lauderdale) to queer activism. Part of a series of documentaries in which David Weissman, 62, will interview a diverse cross-section of elder members of the LGBTQ community.
Gavin Grimm VS. (Dir: Nadia Hallgren, 19 min.)
SAT | July 14 | DGA 2 | 4:30 PM
Conversations With Gay Elders | Director: David Weissman
USA | 69 minutes | 2017
Gavin Grimm VS. | Director: Nadia Hallgren
USA | 19 min | 2018
David Weissman has been active in the queer and independent filmmaking worlds since the mid 1980s. Best known as producer of the seminal documentaries, We Were Here (2011) and The Cockettes (2002), Weissman has also long been an activist, teacher, and historian of queer and counterculture history. After three decades as a San Francisco resident, David moved to Portland in 2004, where in 2007 he and Russ Gage co-founded QDoc: The Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival, the only festival in the world devoted exclusively to LGBT documentaries.