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A documentary film by Paris Poirier
Directed by Paris Poirier
Produced by Karen Kiss
and Paris Poirier

Editor: Paris Poirier
Associate Producer: Amanda Brilliante
Director of Photography: Cheryl Rosenthal
Music: Tim Horrigan
Principal Camera: Cheryl Rosenthal, Gary Sanders
Production Manager: Lynn d’Angona
On-Line Editor: Elaine Trotter
Sponsor: Bay Area Video Coalition
Post-Production Facilities: BAVC, Skylight Productions,  Video Arts, Pyramid Sound 

 

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Some genuinely wild women – and some more demure but no less lively types – take center stage in Paris Poirier’s vivacious documentary about the life and times of Maud’s, the longest running lesbian bar ever.  This venerable San Francisco hangout opened in 1966, when homosexuality was still very much in the closet, and flourished through the 70s and 80s, only to shut down in 1989, a victim of the post-AIDS clean and sober ethic.  In between, are many provocative personal stories of coming out, sexual politics and softball, along with flashbacks to the Hollywood gay bars of the 40s and the vice raids of the 50s.  A witty and informative look at cultural evolution in the making.  
—Lisa Jenson, Good Times Santa Cruz, used with permission

*Since its 1993 premiere, Last Call at Maud’s has played in over 200 theatres across the US and Canada.  It has screened at film festivals from Halifax to Helsinki, including Berlin, Johannesburg, Madrid, London, Copenhagen, and Cork Ireland. 

 

Voted Outstanding Documentary of 1993
 
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

 

Last Call at Maud's has been preserved in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress (LC#95516078)