Marc Huestis: Impresario of Castro Street

Director: Marc Huestis
2019 | USA | 120m
GENRE: Gay | Local Interest/Subjects | Theatre/Performance Art
SECTION: Special Presentations
Expected Guests: Bruce Vilanch, Danny Nicoletta, Lauretta Molitor, and Helen Shumaker

Frameline co-founder Marc Huestis launches his long-awaited memoir Impresario of Castro Street at this exciting multimedia event. His book covers 45 years of San Francisco gay history, beginning in 1974 working with the fabled theatre group Angels of Light, and onto his volatile relationship with Harvey Milk, the early Frameline days, and his creation of first generation AIDS docs in the ’80s and ’90s (including his Teddy Award-winning Sex Is…). It also chronicles over two decades worth of legendary Castro extravaganzas feting such stars as Debbie Reynolds, Ann Miller, Karen Black, Patty Duke, and John Waters.

This event includes clips of the heady days of the ‘70s, moving AIDS memorials/celebrations featuring local icons Chuck Solomon and Doris Fish, and snippets from Huestis’ unforgettable Castro Theatre evenings. This rare footage will be fused with in-person readings from Huestis’ juicy memoir by a star-studded cast which includes Bruce Vilanch, Danny Nicoletta, Helen Shumaker, and a host of others. Not to be missed!

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