Swimming with Lesbians: Full Details

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+ October 18th, 7-10 PM

+ Hallwalls, 341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo NY

+ Suggested Donation: $5; no one turned away for lack of funds.

Directed by David Marshall, this 2009 documentary follows Buffalo lesbian activist Madeline Davis’ efforts to create and find a home for an LGBTQ historical archive. In the process, we delve into Davis’ own activist history, and explore some of the stories of Buffalo’s LGBTQ community that inspired the archive in the first place.

Screening will be followed by a panel discussion, featuring:

+ Madeline Davis – Founder of Madeline Davis GLBT Archives; co-author ofBoots of Leather, Slippers of Gold: The History of a Lesbian Community; star of Swimming with Lesbians; Buffalo LGBTQ activist extraordinaire.

+ Camille Hopkins – Co-founder of Spectrum Transgender Group; first openly trans employee at Buffalo City Hall; participant in Swimming with Lesbians.

+ Dan DiLandro – College Archivist and Special Collections Librarian at Buffalo State College; curator of Madeline Davis GLBT Archives.

+ Adrienne Hill (moderator) – Founding member of Western New York LGBTQ History Project.

Featured at:

+ Rhode Island International Film Festival 2009
+ Austin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2009
+ ImageOut Rochester 2009
+ Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2009
+ Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival 2009
+ Northwest Film Forum 2009
+ MSU Film Festival 2009
+ Q Film Festival 2010
+ Swansea Bay Film Festival 2010
+ NewFest NYC LGBT Film Festival 2010
+ Outfest Philadelphia LGBT Film Festival 2010
+ FrameLine San Francisco LGBT Film Festival 2010
+ Queeries Grand Rapids 2011
+ International Film Festival in Human Rights 2011


Emmy, nomination 2011
ImageOut, E. Knight Award 2009

Presented by the Western New York LGBTQ History Project; Sponsored by the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art and the Queer Studies Research Workshop.


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