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Description
Queer Son is a 1993 documentary by Vickie Seitchik, telling the story of families with queer sons and daughters. The collection contains full transcripts of the interviews that went into the film, information on the film's distribution and promotion, film festival programs and ephemera, sales documents, reviews and awards, and letters sent to Seitchik in response to the film.
Background
Queer Son is a 1993 documentary by Vickie Seitchik, telling the story of families with queer sons and daughters. Seitchik, who had previously made documentaries on modern dance, had joined PFLAG after her son, Mark Goldstein, came out in the 1980s. A few years later, at the New York Pride Parade, Mark's biological and chosen family marched in t-shirts labeled MOM, STEPFATHER, GRANDPOP, FRIEND, QUEER SON, and QUEER SON'S BOYFRIEND -- from this would eventually come the title of Seitchilk's film, which drew on extensive interviews with other PFLAG families. Seitchik filmed the interviews with the aid of two of Mark's friends, edited the film herself, and polished and finalized it in consultation with filmmaker Alan Berliner. After four years of work, the completed film went on to be extensively shown at festivals and purchased by libraries. This collection tells the story of queer families in the 1980s and early 1990s, as well as the story of a queer documentary's creation and the festival scene into which it emerged.
Extent
1.25 linear feet (one carton)
Restrictions
Copyright to material has not been transferred to the GLBT Historical Society. All requests for reproductions and/or permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the GLBT Historical Society Archivist. Permission for reproductions and/or permission to publish or quote from material is given on behalf of the GLBT Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
Collection is open for research.