“Last Men Standing,” the first feature-length documentary from The San Francisco Chronicle, Northern California’s largest newspaper has been selected for entry into a series of prestigious LGBT festivals being held in the U.S. and Canada this spring. One of the few newspapers to write, direct and produce a feature-length documentary, this film follows the lives and experiences of eight long-term AIDS survivors.
At Inside Out Toronto, Canada’s largest and the world’s third largest festival of its kind, Last Men Standing will have the distinct honor of being included in the ‘Icons’ program. The ‘Icons’ program highlights and honors documentaries about LGBTQ icons that have been indispensable to the progress of the community including but not limited to activists, celebrities and heroes.
The 66-minute documentary was written, directed and produced by San Francisco Chronicle filmmakers Erin Brethauer and Tim Hussinwas screened at the Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival, San Francisco’s Frameline 40, the world’s largest LGBT film festival on May 22.
The festival screening dates and times for “Last Men Standing” include:
- Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival
- TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 1, Toronto, Canada
- Thursday, June 2, 2016, at 5 p.m. ET
- Frameline 40 – San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival
- The Victoria Theatre, San Francisco, California
- Sunday, June 19, 2016
- Twist of Pride Film Festival, a partnership between Seattle PrideFest and Three Dollar Bill Cinema
- Egyptian Theater, Seattle
- Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 4 p.m. PT
“It is an important recognition to have this documentary recognized by several of the most notable LGBT film festivals in the world,” said Chronicle Editor in Chief Audrey Cooper. “When we developed the idea for this project, we were excited to provide these survivors with an opportunity to share their powerful narratives throughout San Francisco. Knowing that their stories will now touch people worldwide is a testament to the power of storytelling and the change it can inspire.” – PRNewswire