Set the Screen on Fire

setthescreen June 6
Set the Screen on Fire: Films for Social Change
Free event
Burning with stories that must be told, LGBT filmmakers craft award winning documentaries that help educate the public, fan the flames of social change and spark inspiration in a new generation of young activists.

From Word Is Out to The Times Of Harvey Milk to Choosing Children, LGBT filmmakers have been on the forefront of creating films that advance the LGBT community into theaters, into homes, and across the globe.

Join Glenne McElhinney and fellow LGBT documentarians, who will show clips from their docs and share stories of how their films have helped to create social change.

Moderator/Organizer: Glenne McElhinney is a LGBT Historian and award winning documentary filmmaker of On These Shoulders We Stand, which is screening in Frameline34 in SF this June.

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Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and a fourth generation Californian, Glenne grew up with a great sense of pride for the diversity and history of the Golden State. After viewing the documentary “Paragraph 175” in the fall of 2007, Glenne was so inspired, she left her automotive career and launched a statewide history project called Impact Stories. Her first film is the Los Angeles history documentary On These Shoulders We Stand. Produced and directed by Glenne, it premiered at Outfest in July 2009, where it received the Special Programming Award for Freedom. The film is currently being screened at film festivals. She also co-curated the historical exhibit Dykes on Bikes: 30 Years at the Forefront at the San Francisco GLBT Historical Society. She has worked tirelessly to reach out to young and older Californians, to interest them in their own state’s history and to do scholarly research and documentation in an area where very little is being done to preserve California’s culture and history.