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Folsom Forever (2014)

In 1984, a scrappy little neighborhood in San Francisco - home to many low-income tenants and the heart of the gay male leather scene - faced destruction from the bulldozers of ... See full summary »

Director:

Mark Jensen (as Mike Skiff)

Writers:

Mark Jensen (story) (as Mike Skiff), Mark Jensen (as Mike Skiff)
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Credited cast:
Cléo Dubois Cléo Dubois ... Interviewee
Jack Fritscher Jack Fritscher ... Interviewee
Lance Holman Lance Holman ... Interviewee
Liliane Hunt Liliane Hunt ... Interviewee
Audrey Joseph Audrey Joseph ... Interviewee
Mark Leno Mark Leno ... Interviewee
Demetri Moshoyannis Demetri Moshoyannis ... Interviewee
Sister Roma Sister Roma ... Interviewee
Gayle Rubin Gayle Rubin ... Interviewee (voice)
Scott Wiener Scott Wiener ... Interviewee
Danny Williams Danny Williams ... Interviewee
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In 1984, a scrappy little neighborhood in San Francisco - home to many low-income tenants and the heart of the gay male leather scene - faced destruction from the bulldozers of redevelopment and the AIDS crisis. The Folsom Street Fair was started to call attention to gentrification and raise money for AIDS charities. FOLSOM FOREVER tells the story of how this small street fair grew into the biggest outdoor kink and fetish event in the world, and managed to do a lot of good along the way. Written by Anonymous

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USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 2014 (USA) See more »

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Great to see this get the big screen treatment!
2 June 2014 | by thorr97See all my reviews

I liked "Folsom Forever." I'm glad to see such a cultural event of such importance to the leather / fetish / SM / kink communities get such a treatment. I think the film well conveyed the importance of the event, its history, and the people involved with both putting the event on and those who enjoy attending it.

The history of the Folsom Street Festival was well done and well handled. It was good to know the background of it all and why it came to have such importance for that neighborhood - a place deemed "blighted" and thus only worthy of being completely torn down for urban renewal. 'Twas the gay leatherfolk who effectively prevented that and, eventually, turned it into the vibrant place it is today.

There were some technical aspects of the film which let it down a bit. Chief among these was that the sound quality was surprisingly poor for all the interviews - outdoor and indoor alike. Still though, I think the overall content and overall treatment of the subject matter well outweighs these minor technical shortcomings.

This was an excellent treatment of the Folsom Street Festival and is a worthwhile watch for anyone who's been there, anyone thinking of going, and even for folks who are just curious as to what it is all about.


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