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Ahead of the Curve
Film Synopsis: Ahead of the Curve tracks the power of lesbian visibility and community from the early 1990s to the present day through the story of the founding of Curve magazine. The film tells the story of the magazine's founder Franco Stevens, and its rise in the 1990s and its uncertain future today. When Franco was 23 years old, she funded the magazine with a bunch of credit cards. She took the borrowed money from the cards to the race track, where her bets resulted in her continual winning, and that's how Curve was born. During her tenure at the magazine, she helped build a foundation for many movements being led by today's activists in the face of threats to the LGBT community. Now, decades later, her legacy faces extinction and she reassesses her life after a disabling injury, and sets out to communicate and understand the work in LGBT visibility being led by the queer women of today.
ABOUT DOCS IN PROGRESS SCREENINGS
One of the most rewarding aspects of documentary filmmaking is seeing your work on a big screen and having a real audience respond to it. Docs In Progress is proud to present several different screening programs:
Since our eponymous program began in 2004, more than 175 films have been workshopped through the screenings, the majority of which have since been completed. Alumni films include Out in the Silence, The List, Let the Fire Burn, The Legend of Cool “Disco” Dan, Fate of a Salesman, The Last Song Before the War, Deej, and Foreign Puzzle.
SILVER SCREEN SERIES
The Silver Screen Series is funded in part by Maryland Humanities.
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