Jun 25, 2013
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, whose new documentary, The Out List, which premieres June 27 on HBO, likes to say that he has good timing. The photographer and filmmaker arrived in New York a sophisticated and eager 18-year-old from Florida just as Warhol’s Superstars were at the height of their fame. That was in 1970.
Jun 19, 2013
The Out List screening started out like a typical New York premiere event. I thanked my VIPS, my co-producers and my subjects. Then, I introduced the diminutive octogenarian wearing a silver-plated pistol belt buckle and bright pink top who was seated in the back. The plaintiff in the DOMA case before the Supreme Court, United States v. Windsor, Edie Windsor, was in the house. A three-minute standing ovation ensued.
Jun 18, 2013
The film, directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, is set up as a series of interviews, almost as if you are peering into a therapy session. Neil Patrick Harris shares his thoughts on gay parenting, while Lupe Valdez explains how she found herself as the first openly lesbian sheriff in Dallas, Texas. Some of the anecdotes are humorous, and others are heartbreaking, but all reflect upon what it truly means to grow up “out” in America.
Jun 16, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle
It sounds like a tired premise - influential LGBT folks talk about being out and proud - but this intimate, immaculately edited HBO documentary confounds all expectations, proving to be heartbreaking, funny and ultimately, inspiring.
Jun 13, 2013
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A Good Morning Texas interview with Lupe Valdez
Jun 5, 2013
When Proposition 8 passed in California in November of 2008, eliminating the right for same-sex couples to marry, Americans were up in arms. Undeterred by the ruling, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, photographer and director of The Black List and The Latino List, and interviewer Sam McConnell decided to make a documentary on various figures from the gay community.
Jun 5, 2013
Ellen DeGeneres, Neil Patrick Harris, Cynthia Nixon and Wanda Sykes discuss coming out in Hollywood. Writer and activist Janet Mock talks about her gender transition. Big Love and Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black recalls growing up in a conservative Mormon family, struggling with his sexuality-- and with thoughts of suicide. AIDS activist Larry Kramer and drag queen Lady Bunny are among the other folks profiled in photographer/filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ The Out List, which gets a special pre-HBO screening Monday evening at the Central Library of the Free Library of Philadelphia.