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Romeo, Romeo (Episode #408)

KQED World: Wed, Jun 21, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

Eye-opening, heartbreaking, and funny, "Romeo, Romeo" is an intimate portrait of a modern marriage, documenting the journey of Lexy and Jessica's attempt to conceive. The film offers a no holds barred access to the lives of the loving couple as they traverse the world of artificial insemination, from sperm donors to expensive and harrowing IVF to the possibility that Lexy might not be able to get pregnant. Filled with test tubes, laughter, and tears, "Romeo, Romeo" is a totem to the struggles and triumphs of marriage and family, and a relatable and compelling story that is both modern and timeless.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 25, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 25, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 24, 2017 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 24, 2017 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 21, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Before You Know It (Episode #326)

KQED World: Wed, Jun 14, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

With humor and candor, thisprogram celebrates the bold and brave lives of active gay senior citizens who have witnessed unbelievable change in their lifetimes: from the Stonewall Riots and gay liberation to the HIV/AIDS pandemic and gay marriage rights. The film introduces us to Dennis, a gentle-hearted widower in his 70s who explores his sexual identity and fondness for dressing in women's clothing under the name "Dee," and becomes a resident at Rainbow Vista, a gay retirement community outside of Portland, Oregon. In Harlem, New York, we meet Ty, an impassioned activist for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, who hears nothing but wedding bells once gay marriage legislation passes in New York; and, Robert, known as "The Mouth," who was born and reared in Houston, Texas. The son of a Southern Baptist preacher, Robert always knew he was a "sissy." But in Galveston, Texas, he is a feisty bar owner who presses on when his neighborhood institution is threatened.
Born before the modern gay rights movement, Dennis, Ty and Robert have become pioneers in an unprecedented "out" generation of elders. They are also among the estimated 2.4 million LGBT Americans over the age of 55. While some gay Americans adhered to the cultural norms of earlier times, others became activists and made it their mission to live out, loud and proud. Each has faced discrimination, neglect and exclusion. This film reminds us that while LGBT elders face a specific set of issues, aging and its challenges are universal.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 18, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 18, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 17, 2017 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 17, 2017 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 14, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Broken Heart Land (Episode #222)

KQED World: Wed, Jun 7, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

On an early autumn afternoon, in his parent's ranch in Norman, Oklahoma, gay teen Zack Harrington killed himself with a gunshot to the head. One week earlier, Zack attended a local city council meeting in support of a proposal for LGBTQ History Month in his bible-belt town. When the floor was opened up for public comment, some community members made highly controversial statements equating being gay with the spread of diseases such as HIV and AIDS. Against the backdrop of a town bitterly divided on the issue of homosexuality, Zack's grief-stricken parents, both conservative Republicans and military veterans, are forced to reconcile their own social and political beliefs with their son's death. Determined to understand Zack, they discover a private diary, which paints a gripping portrait of a boy in crisis. Ultimately, they discover a chilling secret that Zack kept hidden for almost two years, which leads them to some painful conclusions about their son's life and death. When an outspoken conservative citizen runs for City Council, the Harringtons decide to join a politically active group called "MOMS: Mothers of Many" (mainly comprised of local mothers of LGBTQ youth). Over the course of the local election season, we witness Zack's family, once private and politically conservative, come out of their own closet, moving from private denial to a climactic and very public acceptance of their son's legacy.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 11, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 11, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 10, 2017 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 10, 2017 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Jun 7, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

The Last Season (Episode #417)

KQED World: Sat, Jun 3, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Amid the bustling world of central Oregon's wild mushroom hunting camps, the lives of two former soldiers intersect. Roger, a 75 year-old sniper with the us special forces in Vietnam, and Kouy, a 46 year-old platoon leader of Cambodia's Khmer freedom fighters who battled the khmer Rouge, come together each fall to hunt the elusive matsutake mushroom, a rare mushroom prized in Japanese culture and cuisine. However, the pair discover more than just mushrooms in the woods: they find a new life, and livelihood; and, a means to slowly heal the scarring wounds of war. Told over the course of one Matsutake mushroom season, the Last Season is a journey into the woods, into the memory of war and survival, telling a story of family from an unexpected place.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 4, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 4, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 3, 2017 -- 11:00 PM
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