Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Trailer for LGBT aging documentary gets applause

Trailer for Gen Silent

The trailer for the latest documentary profiling LGBT aging issues drew applause once again when it was shown at a screening in Boston last night. The film, Gen Silent, follows a handful of gay, lesbian and transgender seniors as they face fears of insensitivity, discrimination or worse in the care they receive. The sneak peak at the trailer preceded a screening, Hannah Free, a feature staring Sharon Gless about a life-long love affair between two women.

"I gotta say that getting applause for a trailer is rare indeed," said Stu Maddux, the film's director. And getting it so many months before the film is complete just drives us on to finish because people are obviously hot on this topic."

Gen Silent will premiere mid 2010. Maddux's company MAD STU Productions is currently editing more than 70 hours of footage into an 1hr+ documentary.