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Ahead of the Curve (12)

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Franco Stevens launched Curve, the best-selling lesbian magazine ever published. When Franco learns that Curve is failing, she turns to today’s queer activists to determine her path forward.

With a fist full of credit cards, a lucky run at the horse track and chutzpah for days, Franco Stevens launched Curve. This documentary traces the power of lesbian visibility and community from the early ‘90s to the present day through the story of Franco’s founding of Curve magazine.

Decades later, as her legacy faces extinction and she reassesses her life after a disabling injury, she sets out to understand work being led by queer Women of Color today. The film features Andrea Pino-Silva, Kim Katrin, Denice Frohman, Amber Hikes, Jewlle Gomeez, Melissa Etheridge, and Lea DeLaria, and the score is composed by the legendary Meshell Ndegeocello.

US 2020 Dir Jen Rainin, Rivkah Beth Medow 97 min

Barbican Cinema has been supported by the Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas in England which is administered by the BFI, as part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund supporting arts and cultural organisations in England affected by the impact of Covid-19. #HereForCulture.

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