Coming up in a few weeks in L.A. is this very exciting opportunity to see some rare film and video highlights from the ONE Archives.
My connection to this event is two-fold: 1) Some of the video preservation monies for this arose out of a brief conversation between myself (as a member of the Outfest Legacy Project Advisory Board) and Bay Area Video Coalition staffer Wendy Levy in the aisle of the Castro Theatre before a screening at Frameline two years ago! 2) I am a huge fan of Jim Kepner who was the originator of the ONE Archives and who I got to meet on my first trip to Los Angeles back in like 1986 when he had all his collection crammed into a messy old storefront off of Hollywood Boulevard. He was one of my early inspirations about the importance of saving stuff!
April 19, 7:00pm
LEGACIES FROM THE ONE NATIONAL GAY & LESBIAN ARCHIVES, a lecture/screening at the UCLA Festival of Preservation
The ONE Archives began in 1942 when writer-activist Jim Kepner created a private collectioen of gay-related materials in New York. The ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives now thrives as the world's largest research library on LGBT heritage and concerns. In early 2007, ONE deposited its collection of rare film and videotape with the Outfest Legacy Project at UCLA. This evening's program presents highlights from a portion of that collection, in conjunction with a discussion hosted by Joseph Hawkins, president of ONE Archive's board of directors, about ONE's crucial role in preserving LGBT history.
35mm, 16mm and video, approx. 90 min.
Preservation funded by: the Bay Area Video Coalition's 2007 MediaMaker Award
IN PERSON: Don Kilhefner, Lillian Faderman, Malcolm Boyd, Mark Thompson, Joseph Hawkins.
Location: Billy Wilder Theater
OUTFEST members receive $1 off admission at the box office.