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— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project

"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."

— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project

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SAN FRANCISCO—HELEN AND THE BEAR Screening at Framline48

June 23 @ 2:15 pm4:00 pm

$19.50

Photo: HELEN AND THE BEAR

SAN FRANCISCO—The phrase “opposites attract” has rarely rung so true as in HELEN AND THE BEAR, a cinéma vérité portrait of a vibrant woman and her most unusual marriage. Helen grew up feeling like a boy and as a young woman realized she was queer but went on to wed a man. And a rather unexpected man at that…Pete was an antiwar, pro-environment Republican congressman in San Mateo, 26 years Helen’s senior. Despite starting a long-term relationship with another woman, Helen remained wed to the man she calls “Bear.”

This clear-eyed, affectionate documentary finds the couple at a critical junction in their 40-year union — captured with striking honesty and intimacy by the director (and Helen’s niece) Alix Blair (FARMER/VETERAN). With Pete’s health growing more precarious at age 96, Helen starts to look back at her own life as she contemplates what her world will look like without him.

DIRECTED BY ALIX BLAIR, 81 MINS

Where: Vogue Theatre,  3290 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94115
When: June 23, 2024 2:15 pm—3:53 pm

For details, see: https://www.frameline.org/films/frameline48/helen-and-the-bear

Details

Date:
June 23
Time:
2:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost:
$19.50
Grant Line:
Website:
https://www.frameline.org/films/frameline48/helen-and-the-bear

Venue

The Vogue Theater
3290 Sacramento St.
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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