The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin examines the life and work of one of the world’s most beloved storytellers. Filmmaker Jennifer M. Kroot follows Maupin’s evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels have inspired millions to claim their own truth. The creator of Tales Of The City shares many rare insights into the transformation of sexual politics throughout his lifetime. With help from his friends (including Neil Gaiman, Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis, Sir Ian McKellen and Amy Tan), Maupin offers a disarmingly frank look at the journey that took him from the jungles of Vietnam to the bathhouses of 70’s San Francisco to the front line of the American culture war.
RUN TIME: 90 Mins
FILM PROGRAM: Documentary Features
DIRECTOR(s): Jennifer M. Kroot
PRODUCER(s): Gerry Kim, Mayuran Tiruchelvam
DIRECTOR BIO: Jennifer M. Kroot’s feature length documentary To Be Takei premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was released theatrically to critical acclaim. Her feature documentary It Came From Kuchar premiered at the 2009 SXSW Film Festival. Jennifer is a Bay Area native and studied film at The San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), where she has also taught film.