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NewFest at The Center Presents:
50 YEARS OF FABULOUS
Screening and Talkback, followed by Reception
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:00PM

Screening Room at The Center
208 West 13th Street
(between Seventh and Greenwich Ave)
New York, NY 10011


Screening at 7:00PM
Doors open at 6:30PM

NewFest Members: $5
General Admission: $15

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50 YEARS OF FABULOUS
Dir: Jethro Patalinghug, USA, 2018, 82 mins

New York Premiere

50 YEARS OF FABULOUS recounts the rich history of the Imperial Council, the oldest LGBT charity organization in the world. Founded in San Francisco by renowned activist, drag queen and performer José Sarria, the Council has helped shaped LGBT life and social history in San Francisco and beyond throughout the last five decades. Sarria was also the first openly gay man to run for political office in the United States in 1961.

From its genesis as a critical public space for the community and capacity building of LGBT San Franciscans, to its vital role in the advocacy for LGBT human rights, 50 YEARS OF FABULOUS documents the full scope of the organization’s historical evolution up to its contemporary struggle in finding relevance -- both in the wake of social progress it has helped foster, and in light of a newly empowered political coalition committed to rolling back a half- century of civil rights achievements.

Followed by a talkback with Executive Producer & reception