Before You Know It (2013)

  • Director: PJ Raval
  • Producer: Sara Giustini
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According to research conducted by the Williams Institute at the University of California Los Angeles, there are an estimated 2.4 million lesbian, gay or bisexual Americans over the age of 55. LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) seniors are five times less likely to access social services than their heterosexual counterparts, half as likely to have health insurance coverage, twice as likely as straights to live alone, and 10 times less likely to have a caretaker should they fall ill. In response to the inequities in care and resources, LGBTQ seniors have turned to each other for a solution. Some have organized to build or buy physical retirement facilities; others have worked within their cities and neighborhoods to create a network of support. The different retirement communities are as diverse as the people that make them up. Set against the backdrop of three unique retirement communities, Untitled Gay Retiree Documentary captures the experiences of several LGBTQ seniors as they navigate the adventures, challenges and surprises of their golden years.

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Event Name Date City State   Location Status
Cleveland International Film Festival Mar 29, 2014 Cleveland OH United States Tower City Cinemas Complete
Cleveland International Film Festival Mar 29, 2014 Cleveland OH United States Tower City Cinemas Complete
Cleveland International Film Festival Mar 28, 2014 Cleveland OH United States Tower City Cinemas Complete
Cleveland International Film Festival Mar 28, 2014 Cleveland OH United States Tower City Cinemas Complete
Young At Heart Seniors Film Festival Mar 22, 2014 Sydney Australia Dendy Opera Quays Complete
Young At Heart Seniors Film Festival Mar 22, 2014 Sydney Australia Dendy Opera Quays Complete
Amsterdam Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Mar 22, 2014 Westergasfabriek Netherlands Bioscoop Het Ketelhuis Complete
Amsterdam Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Mar 22, 2014 Westergasfabriek Netherlands Bioscoop Het Ketelhuis Complete
Reelout Queer Film and Video Festival Feb 01, 2014 Kingston Canada The Screening Room Complete
Reelout Queer Film and Video Festival Feb 01, 2014 Kingston Canada The Screening Room Complete
Before You Know It - Galveston QFest 2013 Jul 28, 2013 Galveston TX United States Galveston Artist Residency Complete
Before You Know It - Galveston QFest 2013 Jul 28, 2013 Galveston TX United States Galveston Artist Residency Complete
Philadelphia QFest 2013 Jul 22, 2013 Philadelphia PA United States Ritz at the Bourse Complete
Philadelphia QFest 2013 Jul 22, 2013 Philadelphia PA United States Ritz at the Bourse Complete
Before You Know It - Philadelphia QFest 2013 Jul 20, 2013 Philadelphia PA United States Ritz at the Bourse Complete
Before You Know It - Philadelphia QFest 2013 Jul 20, 2013 Philadelphia PA United States Ritz at the Bourse Complete
Before You Know It - Cinema Q Film Festival Jul 18, 2013 Denver CO United States SIE Film Center Complete
Before You Know It - Cinema Q Film Festival Jul 18, 2013 Denver CO United States SIE Film Center Complete
Asian Film Festival of Dallas Jul 17, 2013 Dallas TX United States Angelika Film Center Dallas Complete
Asian Film Festival of Dallas Jul 17, 2013 Dallas TX United States Angelika Film Center Dallas Complete

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