East Coast Premiere
Dir. David Weissman, USA, 2017, 67 min
“I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. Director,” says New Yorker and subject Daniel Maloney, 77; and so begins the start of a stimulating interview between Maloney and director David Weissman (We Were Here, The Cockettes). A principal dancer with Martha Graham in the 1970s, Maloney recounts his experiences facing racism, serving in the army, moving to New York, and first sexual encounters–all the while carrying on the art so closely linked to culture, community, and civilization: oral tradition. This film is part of a documentary series in which Weissman collaborates with a young editor–in this case, Jake Stein, 24 and newly out–to capture illuminating stories from elders that represent a cross-section of the LGBTQ community. This screening will be followed by an extended conversation with the filmmakers and subject, moderated by Adam Golub (Film Team Leader, The Generations Project). Presented in Partnership with Generations Project and SAGE.