UnLonely Film Festival 6
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Meet the Filmmaker
What is their why?
‘I was interested specifically in exploring issues of aging in the LGBTQ+ community. I was also really drawn to the grandfather/granddaughter storyline.” Erik Gernand is a playwright and filmmaker whose award-winning short films have screened at more than 100 film festivals around the world including SXSW, Cinequest, Chicago International Film Festival, and Outfest. His films have been broadcast on IFC, PBS, and the Logo Channel and have been distributed by First Run Features and Strand Releasing. Erik is a senior lecturer in Radio-TV-Film at Northwestern University. Website
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What are ways we can encourage those closest to us to not hold back from revealing a part of themselves?
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What an amazing film and accurate portrayal of secrets that we all keep in our souls and hearts! It is very moving and also shows the connections of trust between grandparents and grandchildren. Thank you,
let them know you will listen and not judge
Sundown was beautifully acted and directed. Wonderful story telling! Revealing an important part of ourselves – whatever that is – should never have to wait until the end of one’s life