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Ten More Good Years

A documentary about the unique challenges facing LGBT Elders in America today.

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 Outdated tax laws, Medicaid and Medicare regulations,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

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
LookOut Films
Country
United States
Years of Production
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

Photos

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