Make sure you check out award-winning documentary, Before You Know It.
The doc, an Official Selection at major film festivals last year ( Edinburgh International Film Festival, Outfest Los Angeles, San Francisco International Film Festival, SXSW Film Festival) follows gay elders on a quest to age with dignity.
Via press release:
With humor and candor, BEFORE YOU KNOW IT celebrates the bold and brave lives of active gay senior citizens who have witnessed unbelievable change in their lifetimes: from the Stonewall Riots and gay liberation to the HIV/AIDS pandemic and gay marriage rights.
Born before the modern gay rights movement, Dennis, Ty and Robert have become pioneers in an unprecedented “out” generation of elders. They are also among the estimated 2.4 million LGBT Americans over the age of 55. While some gay Americans adhered to the cultural norms of earlier times, others became activists and made it their mission to live out, loud and proud. Each has faced discrimination, neglect and exclusion.
“This powerful documentary frankly acknowledges the inevitability of growing old while encouraging viewers to do the same.” – The Advocate
BEFORE YOU KNOW IT will have its national television broadcast premiere on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at 8 p.m. on WORLD Channel as part of the third season of the AMERICA REFRAMED series. (Check local listings.)
Audiences across the nation can also view the film FREE starting July 1, 2015 on WorldChannel.org.