Filmmakers to Appear for Outfest Legacy Project Screening Series

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Filmmakers Cheryl Dunye, Rose Troche and Guinevere Turner will appear at a special screening of their films through the Outfest Legacy Project Screening Series on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at 7 p.m.

Troche and Turner produced and wrote the landmark lesbian feature film Go Fish in 1994. Turner also co-stars in the film with V.S. Brodie.

Dunye wrote, produced and starred in the short film “She Don’t Fade,” a 1991 expose on the travails of a single Black lesbian who believes she’s come up with a “new approach to women.”
Outfest Members receive 2-for-1 tickets at the Billy Wilder Theater box office, on the courtyard level of the Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles.

The Legacy Project is a collaborative effort between the UCLA Film & Television Archive and Outfest to restore queer film and video. Prints from the Legacy collection are screened on a bimonthly basis.
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About the films:

Directed by Rose Troche, 1994, 35mm, b/w, 86 min.
Sexy and idiosyncratic, Go Fish is a landmark of lesbian and independent film. Its deceptively simple story, in which single Max (Turner) courts not-so-single Ely (Brodie), is conveyed with freewheeling narrative invention, a gritty black-and-white aesthetic and a keen observation of lesbian mating rituals, humor and politics. Tough and tender by turns, the film illustrated a new ensemble of lesbian feelings on screen; edgy, lusty and ringing with authenticity.
Producer: Rose Troche, Guinevere Turner. Screenwriter: Guinevere Turner, R. Troche. Cinematographer: Ann T. Rossetti. Editor: Rose Troche. Cast: Guinevere Turner, V.S. Brodie, T. Wendy McMillan, Migdalia Melendez, Anastasia Sharp.

Directed by Cheryl Dunye, 1991, Digital video, b/w, 24 min.
This charming short traces the dating exploits of Shae, a single black lesbian who’s developed a “new approach to women.” The deceptively simple film solidified the breezy, confessional style that became a Dunye trademark, later infusing her feature debut, 1996’s The Watermelon Woman.
Producer/Screenwriter/Editor: Cheryl Dunye. Cinematographer: Paula Cronan. Cast: Cheryl Dunye, Zoie Strauss, Paula Cronan.

Journalist Laurie Schenden covers the entertainment industry, with many of her notable celebrity interviews appearing in the Los Angeles Times and other national and international publications. As a longtime columnist and feature writer for the LA Times, she also covered events and California destinations for the lifestyle, Outdoors and Travel sections. Laurie Schenden's international pieces include the long-running Where Are They Now celebrity feature for Spotlight Magazine, published in five languages. Laurie has also contributed to numerous documentary films, and produces content via Saving Grace Films.

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