Since 2012, the KPBS Explore Local Content Project has yielded over 17 series, 19 documentaries and four podcasts produced through the project. The project’s goal is to grow the quality and quantity of local content by supporting the work of independent producers. This year the KPBS Explore Program is proud to hold a special screening highlighting three documentaries produced through the KPBS Explore Local Content Project- “San Diego Gay Bar History”, “Rounding Third” and “Tres Bien: The Big Heart of the Big Kitchen”. The Film Consortium is proud to have collaborated with the KPBS since 2015.
Judy “The Beauty” Forman from the Big Kitchen will be present for Q&A.
A documentary on Judy, “The Beauty,” on Duty- the social active proprietor of “The Big Kitchen,” in South Park.
Senior Citizens find friendship, recreation and longevity in a senior softball league.
Since WWII, no less than 135 gay bars have operated in San Diego and provided sanctuary for GLBTQ+ people to discover themselves and form community. These institutions have played an integral role in creating spaces for building friendships and fostering activism, as well as serving as spaces for both grieving and celebration. San Diego’s Gay Bar History examines the roles bars have played across three major time periods: after WWII until the birth of the modern gay rights movement in 1969; during the 1970’s and until the onset of HIV in 1981; during the AIDS epidemic (1981–1995), and beyond. Through archival photographs, historic footage, and interviews with bar owners, bartenders and prominent community members, this documentary provides a glimpse into the rich history of San Diego’s gay history and culture