Los Angeles LGBT Center to Host Premiere Screening on November 8 of New Short Film Produced Entirely by Local LGBT Veterans - Los Angeles LGBT Center

Los Angeles LGBT Center to Host Premiere Screening on November 8 of New Short Film Produced Entirely by Local LGBT Veterans

November 5, 2019
Contact: Gil Diaz
323-993-7622

After nearly four months of work, participants of the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s LGBT Senior Veterans initiative have wrapped production and will premiere their highly-anticipated short film Our Service, Our Stories on Friday, November 8, at 6 p.m. in the Center’s Renberg Theatre. The 20-minute documentary explores the lives and unique perspectives of LGBT veterans before, during, and after their military service, including Vietnam, Desert Storm, Afghanistan, and current military outposts. A Q&A with the filmmakers will follow the screening.

“For many of the participating veterans, it was their first time to position and hold a video camera or use digital editing software. This transformative project also helped them discover their artistic voices and express them to the world,” said the Center’s Director of Senior Services Kiera Pollock. “We salute our participants for committing to this creative project. Not only are they veterans, but they can now call themselves filmmakers!”

The 12 LGBT veterans ages 50+ began learning documentary filmmaking techniques—ranging from creative direction to interviewing and editing skills—in July from award-winning filmmaker Andrew Putschoegl. The participants interviewed fellow servicemembers during a recent Veteran Stand Down event hosted by the Center. A $16,200 grant from the California Arts Council, as part of its Veterans in the Arts program, helped to finance the film.

For more information about the Center’s Senior Services, visit lalgbtcenter.org/seniors.

WHAT:
Our Service, Our Stories: The Evolution of the LGBT Military Experience
The premiere screening of a 20-minute documentary—produced entirely by local LGBT veterans—which explores the lives of LGBT veterans before, during, and after their military service, including Vietnam, Desert Storm, Afghanistan, and current military outposts.

A Q&A with the filmmakers following the screening.

WHEN:
Friday, November 8
6 p.m.

WHERE:
Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N. McCadden Place
Los Angeles 90038

TICKETS:
FREE admission

About the Los Angeles LGBT Center

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond since 1969. Today the Center's nearly 800 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world; a world in which LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society. Learn more at lalgbtcenter.org.

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