Gen Silent Film Screening and Discussion
The generation that fought the hardest to come out, are going back into the closet to survive. Gen Silent, a critically acclaimed documentary, follows six LGBTQ seniors in Boston, MA, who struggle to safely navigate aging while LGBTQ. Oppression before Stonewall, modern prejudices, and life-long discrimination have left LGBTQ seniors afraid of seeking help and dangerously isolated.
In honor of Pride month please join FCA for a special virtual screening of Gen Silent, followed by a discussion with the film’s director Stu Maddux and Kiku Johnson, Executive Director of the Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County.
Stu Maddux is an award winning producer and director of non-fiction media with international credits including PBS, Showtime, TLC, VH1, Spike, Logo, CMT and BBC. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Atlantic, VICE and NPR’s Morning Edition among others. His honors include seven regional Emmy Awards as well as awards from film festivals on five continents. Maddux is an outspoken activist for the LGBTQ aging and LGBTQ history movements.
Location: Online via Zoom