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Ahead Of The Curve World Premiere

By Charlotte Robinson, June 26, 2020
The World Premiere of “Ahead Of The Curve” will take place at the West Wind Solano Drive-In Theater in Concord, CA on Saturday June 27th at 9P as part of the Frameline44 Pride Showcase. The documentary film is about the extraordinary woman Frances "Franco" Stevens who started Curve magazine & by doing so helped accelerate the political & social evolution of the nation. In 1990 in San Francisco Stevens with a fist full of credit cards, a lucky run at the horse track & a title that called to mind a certain French film star first published the magazine as Deneuve but it was renamed in 1996 after a trademark dispute with French actress Catherine Deneuve. The first-ever glossy magazine for lesbians has since become the most successful publication of its kind. “Ahead of the Curve” tells the story of Curve’s rise to popularity in the ’90s & Stevens’s tangible impact on lesbian culture. “Ahead of the Curve” is directed by Jen Rainin & produced by Rivkah Beth Medow who takes you on a personal journey that follows Stevens process grappling with questions of community & legacy. Linking lesbian histories with contemporary viewpoints, the film moves between interviews with LGBTQ tastemakers, “celesbians” (including Jewelle Gomez, Kate Kendell & Lea DeLaria) & rich archival footage. Jen Rainin lovingly uplifts the personal & political struggles, adventure & community that birthed an institution, honoring its visionary legacy while exploring whether a groundbreaking print publication remains relevant in a digital age. “Ahead Of The Curve” World Premiere event will included a Q&A with director Rainin, & cast members including Franco Stevens, Andrea Pino-Silva, Kim Katrin Milan, Jewelle Gomez & more. Tickets are $25 per car.
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