An Intimate reflection on nostalgia, the pursuit of unavailable women, butch identity and Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo.
A cinematic essay in defense of remembering, The Royal Road offers up a primer on Junipero Serra’s Spanish colonization of California and the Mexican American War, all against a contemplative backdrop of 16mm urban California landscapes. Featuring Tony Kushner, as the female voice over on the soundtrack, ‘a gender-dysphoric tomboy’ from the Midwest, a ‘cherished relief from the awkward realities of daily life.’
We are proud to showcase two distinct films representing the butch lesbian identity with its many romances in The Butch Duo. The Royal Road will screen as part of a double documentary feature with Feelings Are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer.
BEST LGBTQ FILM Ann Arbor Film Festival 2015
BEST FILM OF QUEER PORTO Queer Lisboa 2015
WORLD PREMIERE Sundance Film Festival 2015