“I Am” is set to make its Richmond premiere in Richmond this Friday, July 15 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The personal documentary follows the journey of lesbian filmmaker and Virginia Commonwealth University associate professor Sonali Gulati.
Gulati returns home to India and confronts the loss of her mother to whom she never came out. Through meetings with parents of other gay and lesbian Indians, she learns the true meaning of family - in an area where the idea that being gay is a criminal offense is dominant, family means more than ever.
Watch the trailer below.
Gulati won VMFA’s 2009-2010 professional fellowship in Film/Video.
The screening will take place at the VMFA’s Leslie Cheek Theater from 6:30 – 9 p.m. General admission is $8 and $5 for VMFA members. Tickets are available online here. Gulati will appear for questions and discussion after the screening.
This month, VCU’S College of Humanities and Sciences is hosting a speakers series titled, “Celebrating Forty Years of LGBTQ Activism” to commemorate the court decision that allowed for VCU’s first queer student organization to exist on campus. This Thursday, Dr. Marc Stein of San Francisco State University, will give the second lecture in the series [...]