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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

San Francisco Chronicle's Documentary Film "Last Men Standing" to be Featured at Notable LGBT Film Festivals Domestically and Abroad

San Francisco Chronicle's Documentary Film "Last Men Standing" to be Featured at Notable LGBT Film Festivals Domestically and Abroad

Landmark Project Highlighting the Lives of Local San Francisco AIDS Survivors Selected for Entry at Festivals in Portland, Toronto and San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- "Last Men Standing," the first feature-length documentary from The San Francisco Chronicle, Northern California's largest newspaper was selected for entry into a series of prestigious LGBT festivals being held in the U.S. and Canada this spring. One of the few newspapers to write, direct and produce a feature-length documentary, this film follows the lives and experiences of eight long-term AIDS survivors.

The 66-minute documentary was written, directed and produced by San Francisco Chronicle filmmakers Erin Brethauer and Tim Hussin and will be screened at the Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival, San Francisco's Frameline 40, the world's largest LGBT film festival, Seattle PrideFest's Twist of Pride Film Festival and Toronto's Inside Out LGBT Film Festival, Canada's largest LGBT film festival.

The festival screening dates and times for "Last Men Standing" include:

-- Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival
-- The Hollywood Theatre, Portland, Oregon
-- Sunday, May 22, 2016, at 4:45 p.m. PT
-- Sponsored by University of Oregon School of Journalism and
-- Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival
-- TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 1, Toronto, Canada
-- Thursday, June 2, 2016, at 5 p.m. ET
-- Frameline 40 - San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival
-- The Victoria Theatre, San Francisco, California
-- Sunday, June 19, 2016
-- Twist of Pride Film Festival, a partnership between Seattle PrideFest
and Three Dollar Bill Cinema
-- Egyptian Theater, Seattle
-- Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 4 p.m. PT
At Inside Out Toronto, Canada's largest and the world's third largest festival of its kind, Last Men Standing will have the distinct honor of being included in the 'Icons' program. The 'Icons' program highlights and honors documentaries about LGBTQ icons that have been indispensable to the progress of the community including but not limited to activists, celebrities and heroes.

"It is an important recognition to have this documentary recognized by several of the most notable LGBT film festivals in the world," said Chronicle Editor in Chief Audrey Cooper. "When we developed the idea for this project, we were excited to provide these survivors with an opportunity to share their powerful narratives throughout San Francisco. Knowing that their stories will now touch people worldwide is a testament to the power of storytelling and the change it can inspire."

San Francisco Chronicle Reporter Erin Allday's in-depth feature story on Last Men Standing is online at Follow the conversation through #SurvivingAids.

About The San Francisco Chronicle
The San Francisco Chronicle ( is the largest newspaper in Northern California and the second largest on the West Coast. Acquired by Hearst Corporation in 2000, The San Francisco Chronicle was founded in 1865 by Charles and Michael de Young and has been awarded six Pulitzer Prizes for journalistic excellence. With name brand voices and a keen editorial eye, the Chronicle is an authority that still surprises. Follow us on Twitter @SFChronicle.

About Hearst Newspapers
Hearst Newspapers is the operating group responsible for Hearst Corporation's newspapers, local digital marketing services businesses and directories. With more than 4,700 employees across the nation, Hearst Newspapers publishes 15 dailies and 36 weeklies, including the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News and Albany Times Union. It also operates digital marketing services and directories businesses under the LocalEdge brand.

About Hearst Corporation
Hearst Corporation ( is one of the nation's largest diversified media and information companies. Its major interests include ownership of 15 daily and 36 weekly newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News and Albany Times Union; hundreds of magazines around the world, including Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, ELLE and O, The Oprah Magazine; 29 television stations, which reach a combined 18 percent of U.S. viewers; ownership in leading cable networks, including Lifetime, A&E, HISTORY and ESPN; significant holdings in automotive, electronic and medical/pharmaceutical business information companies; a 50 percent stake in global ratings agency Fitch Group; Internet and marketing services businesses; television production; newspaper features distribution; and real estate. Follow us on Twitter @HearstCorp.

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