916

BEFORE YOU KNOW IT

Produced by Sara Giustini
Three gay seniors navigate the adventures of life & love in their golden years.

Overview

Genre
Portrait, Social Issues, Contemporary Issues, Human Interest, and Human Rights
Synopsis

The subjects of BEFORE YOU KNOW IT are no ordinary senior citizens. They are go-go booted bar-hoppers, love struck activists, troublemaking baton twirlers, late night Internet cruisers, seasoned renegades and bold adventurers. They are also among the estimated 2.4 million lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans over the age of 55 in the United States, many of whom face heightened levels of discrimination, neglect and exclusion. But BEFORE YOU KNOW IT is not a film about cold statistics and gloomy realities, it’s a film about generational trailblazers who have surmounted prejudice and defied expectation to form communities of strength, renewal and camaraderie. An affirmation of life and human resilience told with humor and candor, BEFORE YOU KNOW IT confirms that you are never too old to reshape society.

Stage
finished
Running time
110 and 56 minutes

Credits

  • PJ Raval ... Director, Producer, Writer
  • Sara Giustini ... Producer
  • Kyle Henry ... Editor
  • Mike Simspon ... Director of Photography
  • Jimmy LaValle ... Composer
  • Victoria Chalk ... Additional Editor

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Untitled Films
Country
United States
Years of Production
2008-2013
Locations
Florida, Portland, New York, Texas, Mexico
Prod. Partners
Unraval Pictures

Distribution Details

Release year
2013
Festivals
SXSW, San Francisco International, Edinburgh International, Outfest,
Awards
NLGJA "Excellence in Documentary" Broadcast Award, Best Documentary Jury Award Chicago Gay & Lesbian International, Audience Favorite Austin Gay & Lesbian, Audience Choice Award Image + Nation Montreal, Best Documentary Dallas Asian Film Festival
Broadcast (Prod.)
ITVS
Broadcast (Acq.)
PBS World Channel
Language
English

Photos

Poster web format_thumb
Before_you_know_it_still_thumb
Ty harlem day_thumb
01 robert portrait_thumb

Browse documentary films on The D-Word