Film Premiere | Before Homosexuals: From Ancient Times to Victorian Crimes

Saturday, November 11th 2017
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Roxie Theater
3117 16th St., San Francisco
Admission: $15.00 • $12.50 for members

Book artist Susan Bonthron shows Before Homosexuals director John Scagliotti her work inspired by a Chinese lesbian love poem. Photo courtesy of After Stonewall Productions.
From the documentary Before Homosexuals: From Ancient Times to Victorian Crimes. Photo courtesy of John Scagliotti.

Pride of the Ocean and the Center for Independent Documentary present a special San Francisco premiere of John Scagliotti’s new feature-length documentary Before Homosexuals: From Ancient Times to Victorian Crimes. The film takes viewers on a tour of same-sex desire from antiquity to the 19th century via interviews with researchers and artists who have recovered the stories of this erotic history. Emmy Award-winning director Scagliotti has produced numerous films, radio programs and television shows, including the pioneering LGBTQ magazine series on PBS, “In the Life.” The screening is a benefit for the GLBT Historical Society and is sponsored by Pride of the Ocean‘s Saving History Film Festival Cruise. After the film-showing, the director will take part in a Q&A and discussion with the audience. To purchase tickets, visit the Roxie Theater website.