Directed by Carolyn Coal & Produced by Cynthia Childs
At turns funny, heartbreaking, and poignant, A Place to Live follows seven gay and lesbian seniors from varying backgrounds as they attempt to secure a much sought-after place in Triangle Square, the nation’s first affordable housing community specifically for LGBT elders.
Award winner at Outfest: LA Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, this moving documentary profiles the efforts of the dedicated activists trying to address the lack of adequate LGBT senior housing, the ambitious creation of the Triangle Square project, and the vibrant, emotional stories of those hoping to make a home there.
The scarcity of affordable housing is a deepening national crisis and LGBT seniors in particular face unique challenges, as they are often discriminated against, forced back into the closet in retirement homes, or separated from their significant others in assisted living facilities.
"As the seniors share their stories of illness, poverty and homophobia, they prove themselves heroes and heroines whose humor and resilience are as inspiring as their hardships are heart piercing… Critics’ pick best of the fest.” – Ernest Hardy, LA Weekly
THE FILMMAKERS: Carolyn Coal attended the Art Center College of Design where she earned an MFA in Film. There she wrote and directed a Clio award winning spec spot and an award winning short film Cache, toured internationally, culminating in a screening at Sundance and a distribution deal with Picture This! Entertainment. Carolyn’s second award-winning short film, Tell Me Who Ruby Was, which was distributed by Atom Films. Cynthia Childs has been a producer and writer on numerous non-scripted television shows since 2006. As supervising story producer, Childs recently completed the fifth season of the Emmy-nominated series Project Runway for Bravo. Childs is the co-founder of Bittersweet Productions, a Los Angeles based documentary production company dedicated to serving as a catalyst for positive change and drawing attention to social issues.