Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival

Ahead of the Curve - Closing Night Film

Expired October 8, 2020 4:59 AM
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In 1990, with a fist full of credit cards, a lucky run at the horse track and chutzpah for days, Franco Stevens launched Curve, the best-selling lesbian lifestyle magazine ever published. AHEAD OF THE CURVE traces the power of lesbian visibility and community from the early ‘90s to present day through the story of Franco’s founding of Curve magazine. Decades later, as her legacy faces extinction and she reassesses her life after a disabling injury, she sets out to understand visibility work being led by an intersection of queer women today. Featuring Andrea Pino-Silva, Kim Katrin, Denice Frohman, Amber Hikes, Jewelle Gomez, Melissa Etheridge, and Lea DeLaria, and a score composed by the legendary Meshell Ndegeocello, AHEAD OF THE CURVE celebrates the legacy of a movement while considering the agenda of its future.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    98 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Jen Rainin
  • Cast
    Franco Stevens, Melissa Etheridge, Jewelle Gomez