Tuesday, June 18, 2013

AIDS Doc Screens at Castro's Holy Redeemer on June 20

From New York City, my old ACT UP girlfriend Ann Northrop alerted me to a young director named Cecilia Aldarondo who is in the process of finishing her AIDS documentary titled "Memories of a Penitent Heart".

The description Cecilia sent me brought back terrible memories of the dark times and experiences of the AIDS plague years, and also intrigued me to the point of wanting to see a portion of her doc when it plays this Thursday in the Castro district. If you're on Facebook, click here to visit the page for the event.

Here is the info about the screening:

In 1987, Miguel Dieppa repented of his homosexuality under pressure from his devout Catholic mother as he was dying from AIDS. He left behind a live-in partner, a commitment ring, and a lot of questions. 25 years later, his niece Cecilia goes looking for Miguel’s partner, in an effort to understand her uncle’s faith, her grandmother’s love, and the painful costs of prejudice.

Event: When Love Goes Blind: Making a Film about Family, God, and LGBT Inequality
Date: Thursday, June 20
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Most Holy Redeemer Church
Address: 100 Diamond Street at 18th Street, San Francisco 

Director Cecilia Aldarondo will premiere an excerpt from her documentary-in-progress, "Memories of a Penitent Heart", and participate in a discussion about the film’s themes. The event is free and open to all.

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