Film Club – Pride Film Night
“Generations” and a sneak preview of “A Great Ride”
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Event at 7PM

General Admission:

Free Admission for Film Club Members | $10 for Member Guests and General Public


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Presented by Solano Pride Center


“Generations” is the story of Bill, a 70-year-old surgeon who must face the truth of who he is when he’s confronted by a tragedy at work and the unveiling of family secrets.

Screenplay by: Candice Holdorf
Directed by: Kourosh Ahari
Produced by: Alex Bretow
Executive Producers: George Maguire, Marcella Cortland, P.K. Patel and James Currie

Starring: George Maguire, Nancy Madden, Dyan McBride, Cascius La Fleur, Johanna McCloy, Kathryn Howell, Rick Lasquette, Matthew Dean, Lorenzo Conti, Richard Conti, Lily Fletcher with Osma Valentino

Theatrical release poster

Theatrical release poster

Directed by Kourosh Ahari
Release date


Country United States
Language English

A Great Ride

“A Great Ride” is a 30-minute documentary about lesbians aging with dynamism and zest for life. Sally Gearhart, 80-plus retired women’s studies professor and activist, lives in a rustic cabin nestled in the Northern California woods. Although surrounded by the beauty of nature, she also faces several challenges to her independence. Brenda Crawford is an African American political activist who was priced out of Oakland. She continues her feisty community engagement in wonderfully diverse Vallejo, California, where unfortunately homophobia is still “alive and well.” Octogenarian Shirley Liberman and couples Nancy and Marjorie, and Sue and Patty make their homes in an LGBT-friendly, if fairly “white bread,” Santa Rosa retirement community. They relish the company and support of older lesbians who have congregated informally at “Oakmont Village,” where they are making new straight friends too.

When they were young these women forged a social movement to come out as true to themselves. Now they face the next daunting challenge, growing old, which can come with frailty, loneliness, and the death of dear friends. Their response? Deep friendships, determination, engagement, and quirky death-defying humor. These women are now pioneers once again, on the journey that every human faces towards the end of life. In this group portrait, they are courageous role models for aging, which they do with an independent and irreverent spirit and a heartening delight in living.

Produced and directed by
Deborah Craig

Co-directed by
Véronica Duport Déliz

Sally Gearhart
Brenda Crawford
Shirley Liberman
Nancy Smythe
Marjorie Alette
Sue Lebow
Patty Fitzsimmons