Friday, April 22, 2011

Movie Screening and Panel Discussion: "Ten More Good Years"

The unique challenges facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) elders explored in documentary film Ten More Good Years

Cultural Engagement Film Series
Phinney Neighborhood Association

Sunday, May 1, 2011
3:00 to 5:30 pm, film screening followed by a panel discussion

Community Hall, Brick Building, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave North, Seattle, 98103

The Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) will host a screening of Ten More Good Years on Sunday, May 1, 3 pm – 5:30 pm, in Community Hall in the Brick Building at the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave North, Seattle, 98103. 206-783-2244. Approximately one hour long, the film will be followed by a panel discussion.

There is limited seating for screenings and discussions, therefore, RSVPs are encouraged. Please contact Katie Parker at

Film Summary
The lives and challenges of LGBT elders is the focus of Ten More Good Years. Directed and produced by the president of LookOut Film, Inc., Michael Jacoby, the film introduces LGBT elders who share stories of their lives and LGBT history. Their stories reveal governmental and social injustices, making visible what being gay is now and what being gay and growing old in the United States will be. A generation of LGBT people who fought for their right to be out, proud, and equal are being forced back into the closet and silenced once again. The elders interviewed in the film share their concerns for their own future and for future generations of LGBT men and women. The goal of the discussion is to spark deeper conversations about how the community can understand and support LGBT elders.

Cultural Engagement Film Series
The Cultural Engagement Film Series presents screenings and discussions with a focus on racial and social justice issues. The film series explores society’s social institutions and how systems and behavior perpetuate and reinforce discriminatory practices and inequities. Through screenings and facilitated discussions, the PNA intends to build a comfortable community space for education and thought – provoking conversations about important social topics.

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