A Great Ride

A Great Ride

2018 | Aging/Elders / Documentary / Lesbian / New Release | 33 minutes | USA
Directors: Deborah Craig & Veronica Deliz

A Great Ride is a documentary about lesbians aging with dynamism and zest for life.

Sally Gearhart, a retired women's studies professor and activist who fought alongside Harvey Milk, lives in the Northern California woods where she is surrounded by beauty but also faces challenges to her independence. Brenda Crawford is an African American political activist who was priced out of Oakland. She continues her feisty community engagement in wonderfully diverse Vallejo, CA, but faces homophobia. Octogenarian Shirley Liberman, and couples Nancy and Marjorie and Sue and Patty, make their homes in an LGBT-friendly retirement community in Santa Rosa, CA.

Deep friendships, determination, engagement, and quirky death-defying humor color this group portrait of women who are courageous role models for aging.

PRESS AND AWARDS

"...Understated gem, a lovely homage to lesbian herstory." -The Oregonian 

"...A short film that has a humorous yet poignant take on aging." -San Francisco State University

Best Film, LGBT Los Angeles Film Festival
Best in Show, Short Film, Wicked Queer, The Boston LGBT Film Festival 
Audience Award, Best Short Film, Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
Best Short Film, Cinema Systers Film Festival (Kentucky) 
Jury and Audience Awards, Best Short Film, Some Prefer Cake, Bologna Lesbian Film Festival

Select Festivals:

Montreal World Film Festival 
Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival 
BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival 
QDoc (Portland)
Mardi Gras Film Festival (Sydney, Australia) 
KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 
MIX Copenhagen LGBTQ+ Film Festival
All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival (aGLIFF)
North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival 
Out on Film: Atlanta's LGBT Film Festival