Ageing in the gay community is rarely discussed, and this process can be quite challenging and complex, considering the value many gay men place upon eternal youth. The documentary Golden Boys explores this topic and follows the stories of a handful of older Israeli men, as they navigate the world in their later years. Each character has endured quite a bit in their lifetime, as Israel wasn’t always such an open and tolerant nation for homosexuals. Most of the men were married to women for many years and have children and even grand children, so coming to terms with their sexuality was difficult to say the least. It took them many years to realize they were different. Whether it’s dealing with their families or combating loneliness and heartbreak, each character faces their own challenges. Golden Boys demonstrates the universality of many issues faced by gay communities across the world whilst also giving a glimpse into the gay community in Tel Aviv. – Dave Easey
Two San Franciscans, together 22 years, recount their unlikely first date.
Cecil has lived alone in a giant house ever since Carl, his partner of 43 years, was diagnosed with advanced dementia and admitted to a nursing home. Not about grand gestures of love or being gay, this story focuses on commitment and the duties that come with it.
After a lifetime together, time has stopped for an elderly couple as they prepare to say goodbye.