30 BEST AMERICA LGBTQI DOCUMENTARIES – A SPECIAL SDFF 2021 OUTwatch COLLAB
SDFF 2021 has collaborated with its long-term partners, OUTwatch to bring you a panel discussion of OUTwatch’s selection of the 30 Best LGBTQI documentaries.
Local cinephiles/filmmakers Gary Carnivele and Jane Winslow present and discuss OUTwatch’s newly minted “30 Best American LGBTQIA Documentaries.” In a conversation shaped by the selections, the duo examine films about LGBTQIA history and issues, activism, gender studies, as well as profiles of noteworthy individual. They will also explore queer documentary style and take a closer look at the work of 3 pivotal auteurs: experimental filmmaker extraordinaire Barbara Hammer, and filmmaking partners Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, whose films are not only iconic in queer cinema, but have had widespread mainstream appeal.
The conversation concludes with a discussion of films being co-presented by OUTwatch at SDFF 2021. OUTwatch producer Gary Carnivele is a film critic, screenwriter and director. In addition to co-directing and managing SDFF, Jane Winslow is a filmmaker, film professor and frequent festival judge. OUTwatch’s list of the 30 Best American LGBTQI Documentaries is available on OUTwatch.com and gaysonoma.com, where you can also check-out Sonoma’s 2021 Pride events.
This panel is one of a handful of video exclusives made available to the public as part of SDFF 2021 and will be up year-round. The films below are on the list discussed by this panel, were co-presented by OUTwatch and SDFF and streamed as part of SDFF 2021 from June 10-13.