While much of the focus on the representation and visibility of queer women in cinema inevitably falls upon narrative feature films -- with their fictional characters, invented storylines and cultural currency -- a lot of the progress in the media field has happened in the documentary genre, especially with queer women behind the camera. Do women documentarians face the same kinds of barriers to access, limitations to budget, and content as feature filmmakers? Are the lives and experiences of lesbian, queer and transgender women finding more authentic representation in nonfiction media? And who is telling their stories? Join an all-star group of documentary makers and thinkers for a sharp look at the present and future of the queer women's documentary. This panel discussion, titled Lights. Camera. Take Action
, takes place at The Castro Theatre in San Francisco in conjunction with the Frameline Film Festival, the Bay Area's signature showcase of the world's leading queer cinema.