Living with Pride: Ruth C. Ellis @ 100


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by Yvonne Welbon
(60 min., 1999)

Born July 23, 1899, Ruth Ellis was thought to be the oldest "out" African American lesbian. Her story offers a rare opportunity to experience a century of our history as lived by one inspiring woman. Ellis passed away October 5, 2000 at age 101.

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Selected Screenings

  • Frameline: San Francisco Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
    Winner: Audience Award - Best Documentary
  • Outfest: Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
    Winner: Audience Award - Outstanding Video Documentary
  • Toronto International Film Festival
  • Black Harvest Film Festival , The Film Center - Chicago
  • Golden Threads, Provincetown, MA
  • Wayne State University, Detroit MI
  • Michigan Women's Music Festival
  • The Lincoln Library - Springfield, IL
  • Making Scenes ‘99 - Ottawa Canada
  • Milwaukee Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • Out At the Movies - San Antonio, TX
  • Western Illinois University - Macomb, IL
  • Image & Nation - Montreal, Canada
  • Image Out - Rochester New York
  • Tampa Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival - Hot Springs, AR
  • Cleveland Public Theater
  • Reel Affirmations - Washington, D.C.
    Winner - Director's Award - Best Documentary
  • Wingspan - Tucson, Arizona
    Winner - Audience Award Best Documentary
  • Brother to Brother, Cleveland, OH
  • Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
  • Pittsburgh International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
  • Paris Lesbian Film Festival
  • Santa Barbara Lesbian & Gay Film Festival - Santa Barbara, CA
  • La Lesbian @ La Pena - Berkeley, CA
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Pink Week - Amsterdam
  • Outfest - Los Angeles, CA
  • Astraea's 13th Annual Lynn Campbell Memorial Fund Benefit - New York, NY
  • Office of Gay and Lesbian Affairs - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • University of California, San Diego
  • Malcolm X Public Library, San Diego, CA
  • Aaron Davis Hall - City College, NY
  • Pan African Film Festival - Magic Johnson Theaters - Los Angeles, CA
  • University of Oregon Queer Film Festival - Eugene, OR
  • Mardi Gras Film Festival, Sydney, Australia
  • Emory University Gay and Lesbian Film Festival - Atlanta, GA
  • New York Gay and Lesbian Community Center
  • The Wexner Center, Columbus, Ohio
  • Immaginaria: 8th Int'l Lesbian Film Festival- Bologna, Italy
  • The Sundance Channel - Cablecast, April and June 2000
  • Syracuse University - Syracuse, NY
  • Society for Cinema Studies Conference - Chicago
  • Association of Women Psychologist Conference - Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Las Cruces/Dona Ana Chapter - PFLAG - Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Walker Art Center -Minneapolis, MN
  • Hampshire College - Amherst, MA
  • 2000 Biennial - The Whitney Museum of American Art - NY
  • East Lansing Film Festival
  • Wastenaw Rainbow Action - Ypsilanti, MI
  • Wisconsin Film Festival - Madison
  • London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
  • Purdue University - Lafayette, IN
  • Singapore International Film Festival
  • Graduate Lambda Coalition at the University of Maryland
  • Black Queer Studies in the Millennium Conference - UNC, Chapel Hill
  • University of Detroit, Mercy
  • Boston International Festival of Women's Cinema
  • Women of Color Film Festival - Berkeley, CA
  • Whitney Biennial Traveling Program at The Art Institute of Chicago
  • 2000 Charlotte Gay & Lesbian Film Series - Charlotte, NC
  • Silver Images Film Festival - Chicago Special AARP Outreach Screenings
  • Dykes Don't Hide: Keeping Our Herstory Out of the Closet, Seattle, WA
  • Boston Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • Astraea Foundation Benefit - Jewish Community Center - Washington, D.C.
  • Inside Out - Toronto Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
    Winner - Audience Award Best Documentary
  • Honolulu Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • London Lesbian Film Festival - Ontario, Canada
  • Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Milano-Bologna, Italy
  • Houston Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • The New Festival - New York Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
  • Provincetown Film Festival
  • Oslo Gay and Lesbian Film Festival - Norway
  • Kansas City - Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • Reel Queer - New Zealand Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • Black Arts Festival -Atlanta
  • Moving Dykes - Lesbos, Greece
  • Dublin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival - Ireland
  • Vancouver Queer Film Festival
  • Austin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
    Winner - Best Documentary
  • Seoul Queer Film Festival - Korea
  • The Future of the Queer Past Conference - University of Chicago
  • Beats, Bytes and the Big Screen Festival- London
  • Berlin Lesbian Film Festival
  • Hamburg Lesbian & Gay Film Festival , Germany
  • Great Plains Film Festival/University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • Northampton Gay and Lesbian Film Festival - MA
    Winner - Audience Award Best Documentary
  • Dallas Outtakes Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • University of Kentucky - Lexington
  • Queersicht- Bern, Switzerland
  • Fresno Reel Pride Gay and Lesbian Film Festival - CA
  • Hallwalls Gay and Lesbian Film Festival - Buffalo, NY
  • Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival - NY


 

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