Thursday, April 20, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007

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Registration fee of $5. RSVP here.

Join ONE Archives and the Los Angeles Conservancy for a special screening followed by a panel conversation. The event will showcase the Conservancy’s first three short films spotlighting significant LGBTQ spaces and civil rights stories. The films showcase the following locations: The Black Cat (Silver Lake), The Woman’s Building (Chinatown), and Plummer Park, Great Hall/Long Hall (West Hollywood). The event will also explore other LGBTQ historic places throughout Los Angeles.

Panelists to be announced!

Event Details

Thursday, April 20, 2017
6:30pm: Check-in begins
7pm: Program begins

Registration fee: $5. Proceeds will go towards funding future activities highlighting more of L.A.’s LGBTQ historic places.

 

 

About the Films

LGBTQ Historic Places in L.A. is a film project that aims to bring together a diversity of stories, perspectives, and experiences that reveal the layered historic and cultural importance of LGBTQ places throughout L.A. County. The films are the Conservancy’s latest addition to our Curating the City: LGBTQ Historic Places in L.A. microsite, launched in 2015.

Released in partnership with KCET, each of the three short films showcase a different location—The Black Cat in Silver Lake, The Woman’s Building in Chinatown, and Plummer Park, Great Hall/Long Hall in West Hollywood—and features on-site interviews with community members, as well as archival footage and ephemera. Each film tells part of a broad story about LGBTQ places, as well as their enduring value and increasing relevance today.

The films were made possible through funding provided by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and produced by local media studio, FORM follows FUNCTION.

The Conservancy plans to expand the film series in the future.

 

Image: (top) PRIDE (Personal Rights in Defense and Education) led hundreds in protest when police raided the Black Cat bar in Los Angeles and brutally beat patrons and the bartender. February 11, 1967. Advocate Records. ONE Archives at the USC Libraries