Ahead of the Curve

Friday, May 28 - Thursday, June 3, 2021

Q&A with director/co-producer Jen Rainin, co-director/producer Rivkah Beth Medow and subject Franco Stevens following the 7:05pm show on Fri May 28!

With a fist full of credit cards, a lucky run at the horse track and chutzpah for days, Franco Stevens launched Curve, the best-selling lesbian lifestyle magazine ever published. AHEAD OF THE CURVE traces the power of lesbian visibility and community from the early ‘90s to the present day through the story of Franco’s founding of Curve magazine. Decades later, as her legacy faces extinction and she reassesses her life after a disabling injury, she sets out to understand work being led by queer Women of Color today. The film features Andrea Pino-Silva, Kim Katrin, Denice Frohman, Amber Hikes, Jewelle Gomez, Melissa Etheridge, and Lea DeLaria, and the score is composed by the legendary Meshell Ndegeocello.


  • Running Time 97 minutes
  • Director Jen Rainin, Rivkah Beth Medow
  • Producer Rivkah Beth Medow
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil