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119 Ten More Good Years
A documentary about the unique challenges facing LGBT Elders in America today.


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Overview

Genre

Contemporary Issues, Human Rights, Social Issues, History, and Minorities

Synopsis

In the latter part of the 1960’s the Civil Rights Movement made its way into the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Community. Across the country LGBT persons defiantly stood up and fought for the right to be out, proud, and equal. Today, the LGBT Community is out and definitely proud; however, they are far from equal. Those who “could not take it anymore” some 40 years ago at Compton’s Cafeteria in San Francisco, The Stonewall Inn in New York City, and elsewhere across the United States, are older now and are facing an onslaught of discrimination from their government, social service networks, and even from their own Community.
“Ten More Good Years” introduces remarkable LGBT Elders who share inspiring stories of their lives and Queer History. It is through these stories that the governmental and social injustices quietly reveal themselves, shedding light on what it is now, and what it will be to grow old and Gay in America. Outdated tax laws, Medicaid and Medicare regulations,

Stage

finished

Running time

71 minutes

Links

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Credits

Michael Jacoby ... Director, Producer, Editor

Production Details

Prod. Co.

LookOut Films

Country

United States

Production years

2005-2008

Locations

Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Washington DC, New York City

Distribution Details

Release year

2008

Festivals

ION, London, San Francisco, Bangladore, Torino, Cinema Q, OutTakes, Image+Nation, Cork, Reel Affermations, Southwest, Nigah, Out on Screen

Awards

HONORABLE MENTION, ION International Film Festival, James Deen Award, Spokane International Film Festival

Distribution

LookOut Films

Broadcast (Acq.)

Sundance Channel, Logo, Out TV - CANADA

Language

English

Subtitles

with closed captions