NYWIFT member Jill Salvino’s documentary Between the Shades is now available on iTunes and as of April 2019 is featured in the top ten of the Movies, Recently Added, Top Indies and Documentary categories!
Between the Shades seeks to explore the shades of being gay by exploring what connects us all: love. It contains more than 50 interviews with people of various sexual orientations, ages and races. The perspective comes from parents and their adult children, singles and couples and people who identify as gay. straight, lesbian, trans, intersex, queer and gender non-binary. The film was recently written up in The New York Times, including a great interview with Salvino.
“The film is about love, at the end of the day,” said Salvino, an Emmy-winning filmmaker who lives in New York. “It’s about what labels a life. It’s about how we think of ourselves, what we call ourselves, what other people call us and where we feel comfortable.”
The Times piece points out the timeliness of Salvino’s film: “In last fall’s midterm election more than 150 openly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people were elected, more than in any previous election. And Pete Buttigieg, the openly gay mayor of South Bend, Ind., has emerged as a viable presidential candidate.”
Salvino noted that there are children living in towns, big or small, that may not have someone to look up to who identifies as anything other than straight. Partnering with distributor Passion River Films, the film has been licensed for use in more than 200 universities and public libraries. Learn more about educational screenings at edu.passionriver.com.