Gen Silent

April 4-5
Gen Silent
(United States, 2011, 70 min.)

Focused around a generation of GLBTA elders, Gen Silent documents the struggle of several elderly couples that wonder who will care for them or their lover when they are gone. Directed by Stu Maddux, Gen Silent is a reminder and a celebration of a generation that fought, picketed, and advocated for gay rights in the United States of America over the last century.  Many of the aging GLBTA community are left to die alone because of strained relationships with family members and most have no children.  Through a series of interviews with professional gerontologists, doctors, and caregivers, Maddux exposes a paradox within the gay community- those youngsters that came out of the closet are reluctantly crawling back in as elders.