On Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 7PM, the documentary Folsom Forever will have its world premiere in London’s Riverside Studios. Folsom Forever is directed by Mike Skiff, who is known for ‘Kink Crusaders’, the 2010/11 documentary about the history of IML. In his new film, Skiff explores the history of the San Francisco Folsom Street Fair.
In 1984, a scrappy industrial neighborhood in San Francisco, known as South of Market, faced destruction from the bulldozers of redevelopment and the burgeoning AIDS crisis. SoMa was the home to many low-income tenants and the heart of SF’s gay male leather scene. The Folsom Street Fair was started by community activists to call attention to gentrification issues while raising money for local AIDS charities. FOLSOM FOREVER is the story of how this little street fair would morph over 30 years into the largest outdoor kink and fetish event in the world.
Find out more about Folsom Forever on www.folsomforever.com. On the official website you will also find a Q&A with Mike Skiff (director/filmmaker), Gayle Rubin (cultural anthropologist), Race Bannon (SF BDSM Educator), Paul Lester (Folsom Street Fair executive producer in ’90s) and Rachele Sullivan (Folsom Street Fair board member) which was held at a screening during San Francisco’s Leather Week in 2013.
Tickets for the world premiere in London can be bought through the Riverside Studios website.