Friday, June 18, 2021

Pass the Remote: 10 don’t-miss Frameline programs with ties to the Bay Area’s LGBTQ community

Pass the Remote: 10 don’t-miss Frameline programs with ties to the Bay Area’s LGBTQ community



“Nelly Queen: The Life and Times of José Sarria”: Have a limited amount of time? Be sure to put this sweet, fascinating nostalgic dive into the life and influential ties of Sarria, a San Francisco drag performer who was an LGBTQ trailblazer and the first out gay person to run for office, high on the list. Director Joseph R. Castel was a friend of Sarria, and that closeness proves to be an asset in “Nelly Queen” as it provides a sentimental but complete overview of one of the Bay Area’s unsung heroes — someone who delighted crowds at San Francisco’s gay Black Cat bar and became a fixture as the “widow” of the Bay Area’s notorious Emperor Norton. 

Bay Area history lovers will eat it up. 

Available to stream Thursday through June 27

Source:

https://localnewsmatters.org/2021/06/16/pass-the-remote-10-dont-miss-frameline-programs-with-ties-to-the-bay-areas-lgbtq-community/?fbclid=IwAR1FqRJ26ylEp6fKpv2VM4m9nMjOpDwA0__Wn_51vqKKiX9dJOhLR5q1w1Y

Jose Sarria at Frameline through June 27, 2021

 “Nelly Queen: The Life and Times of José Sarria”: Have a limited amount of time? Be sure to put this sweet, fascinating nostalgic dive into the life and influential ties of Sarria, a San Francisco drag performer who was an LGBTQ trailblazer and the first out gay person to run for office, high on the list. Director Joseph R. Castel was a friend of Sarria, and that closeness proves to be an asset in “Nelly Queen” as it provides a sentimental but complete overview of one of the Bay Area’s unsung heroes — someone who delighted crowds at San Francisco’s gay Black Cat bar and became a fixture as the “widow” of the Bay Area’s notorious Emperor Norton. Bay Area history lovers will eat it up.



Wednesday, June 2, 2021

San Francisco’s Frameline 45 Film Festival Screening "Nelly Queen: The Life and Times of Jose Sarria"

Nelly Queen: The Life & Times of Jose Sarria

San Francisco’s Frameline 45 Film Festival will be streaming the award-winning feature documentary, Nelly Queen: The Life and Times of Jose Sarria. This digital screening is available to view between Thu, Jun 17 and Sun, Jun 27. 

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Friday, March 19, 2021

QUEER CULTURE CLUB | JOE CASTEL DISCUSSES JOSÉ SARRIA

 

QUEER CULTURE CLUB | JOE CASTEL DISCUSSES JOSÉ SARRIA


 

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GLBT Historical Society Executive Director Terry Beswick will interview director, producer, screenwriter and playwright Joe Castel, whose body of work explores Latinx and LGBTQ history and identity. Castel will also discuss his newest documentary, Nelly Queen: The Life and Times of José Sarria (2020), which will be screened immediately following the interview (see the separate event listing for the screening). This is the April installment of “Queer Culture Club,” our monthly series each second Thursday that focuses on LGBTQ people who are defining the queer culture of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Each month, Beswick interviews queer culture-makers, including authors, playwrights, historians, activists, artists and archivists, to learn about their work, process, inspirations, hopes and dreams. Note: the discussion and the film screening are ticketed as two separate events, so please register for each event if you wish to attend both.

 

SPEAKERS

Joe Castel (he/him) is a producer, screenwriter and playwright whose work has explored Latino and LGBTQ history and identity for over 20 years. His documentary Nelly Queen: The Life and Times of Jose Sarria (2020) opened the Long Beach Q Film Festival in 2019 and won the Audience Award for Best Feature Film. Since then, it has streamed at Los Angeles Outfest, Fresno’s Reel Pride and the Winnipeg Film Festival. Castel’s other film and theater credits include Recordar, a documentary about his family’s immigration from Mexico to Illinois; the play The Blvd, which received critical recognition in its six-week run in West Hollywood; and the feature-length screenplay Hero Street, which relates the true story of eight Mexican-American war heroes and was awarded a Corporation for Public Broadcasting development grant.

Terry Beswick (he/him, moderator) has served as executive director of the GLBT Historical Society since 2016. At the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in San Francisco, he was a founding member of the local ACT UP and was the first national coordinator of ACT NOW, the national AIDS activist network. He advocated for HIV/AIDS research and treatment with Project Inform, the Human Rights Campaign and the White House Office of HIV/AIDS Policy. After the advent of effective treatments for HIV, Beswick worked as a journalist for the Bay Area Reporter and other LGBTQ community publications. More recently, he spearheaded a successful campaign to save and renovate the Castro Country Club for the queer recovery community and cofounded the Castro LGBTQ Cultural District. He holds an MFA in playwriting from San Francisco State University. Beswick served as a Community Grand Marshal for the 50th Anniversary San Francisco LGBTQ Pride Parade and Celebration in 2020.

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

This event will take place online. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with a link and instructions on how to join the webinar as an attendee. The event will also be livestreamed on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GLBTHistory/ and then archived on our YouTube page at https://bit.ly/2UyGVbG.

 

ADMISSION

Free | $5 suggested donation

Register online here: http://bit.ly/3uitLiM

 

ASL INTERPRETATION

ASL interpretation provided upon request. Please write at least three days in advance of event to leigh@glbthistory.org.

 

JOIN THE GLBT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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