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The Royal Road

Jenni Olson 65 min USA 2016
Educational DVD Price $295.00

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"As personal as it is political...a profound lesson on intimacy and history.” — Melissa Anderson, Village Voice
“A beautiful, haunting history lesson.” — Out Magazine
“Top LGBT Pick of Sundance” – The Advocate
"Full of love stories... Recommended viewing." — AfterEllen.com

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 alongside intimate reflections on nostalgia, the pursuit of unavailable women, butch identity and Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo — all against a contemplative backdrop of 16mm urban California landscapes, and featuring a voice-over cameo by Tony Kushner.

This bold, innovative film from acclaimed San Francisco filmmaker Jenni Olson combines rigorous historical research with lyrically written personal monologue and relates these seemingly disparate stories from an intimate, colloquial perspective to tell a one-of-a-kind California tale.

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