Sedona News – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to partner with Unify Sedona to host a special premiere of “Ahead of the Curve” in observation of Pride Month on Friday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre.
With a fist full of credit cards, a lucky run at the horse track, and chutzpah for days, Franco Stevens launched Curve — the best-selling lesbian magazine ever published.
“Ahead of the Curve” tracks 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, in the wake of a disabling injury, Franco learns that Curve will fold within the year and questions the relevance of the magazine in the face of accelerating threats to LGBTQ+ community.
To forge a path forward, Franco reaches out to women working in today’s queer spaces to understand what queer women need and how Curve can continue to serve the community.
“Accomplished, insightful and deeply moving.” — The Hollywood Reporter
“‘Ahead of the Curve’ celebrates lesbian triumph while trying to find new purpose in uncertain times.” — Los Angeles Times
About Unify Sedona
At Unify Sedona, we celebrate diversity by hosting events and building community partnerships in a safe forum for mutual understanding. We provide educational opportunities that honor our pillars including non-discrimination, youth and education, health and aging and transgender issues. We are grateful for the positive connections we have made throughout rural Northern Arizona.
“Ahead of the Curve” will show at the Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre on Friday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.