CLAMBAKE

Director Andrea Meyerson in attendance

Tickets available at the door only
Fri, May 20th, 6:30pm
Hollywood Theatre

The famously queer and bohemian beach resort of Provincetown, Mass.—featured in last year’s QDoc crowd­pleaser Packed in a Trunk—makes a raucous return in this highly entertaining film from director Andrea Meyerson. Back in the early 1980s, a small group of women innkeepers had an idea to extend the Provincetown LGBT tourist season by organizing a “Women’s Week” featuring lesbian entertainers and a beach clambake.

Clambake_webMore than 30 years later, Women’s Week in Provincetown has become one of the most popular lesbian events in the world, attracting women of all ages for a week of parties, performance and solidarity. Clambake is not only a celebration of the extraordinary success and longevity of Women’s Week, but it’s also a poignant and often hilarious journey through 30 years of remarkable change in LGBT—and specifically lesbian—life and community. Archival and contemporary interviews and performances from celebrities, organizers and attendees capture the spirit and energy of this lesbian mecca. Clambake features some of the top lesbian comedians and performers such as Kate Clinton, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Karen Williams, Mimi Gonzalez and many more.

Clambake: Dir Andrea Meyerson 2015 USA 95 min
Presented by: California Closets
Sponsored by:
Storm Large
Deb Kemp & Molly King
Ericka Heidrick
Community Partners:
Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest
PDX Lesbian Network
Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival