The Typist

From the archives of the “queer Smithsonian,” San Francisco’s GLBT Historical Society, comes the forgotten history of a gay Korean War veteran tasked with writing the military discharges of outed gay seamen. The Typist details a conflicted clerk’s participation in discrimination and his divided allegiance to homosexuality and heroism.

The Typist has toured in festivals internationally, inspired a feature length Buzzfeed article on LGBTQ military experiences, screened at the National Gallery of Art, and played on Alaska Airlines.

DIRECTOR: Kristine Stolakis

Buzzfeed. This Veteran’s Job was Discharging Gay Sailors in the Navy
POV Magazine. What’s Up, Doc?
KALW. Frameline Film Festival brings to life the oral history of gay Navy man
KQED. The Typist – Interview with Kristine Stolakis

Hot Docs International Film Festival. Toronto, Canada
DOC NYC. New York, New York
Seattle International Film Festival. Seattle, Washington
National Gallery of Art. Washington D.C.
Alaska Airlines
Frameline. San Francisco, California
Outfest. Los Angeles, California
Frontline Club of London. London, England
European Independent Film Festival. Paris, France
Cleveland International Film Festival. Cleveland, Ohio
Daegu Queer Film Festival. Daegu, South Korea
El Lugar Sin Limites. Various cities, Venezuela & Chile
MixMexico! México DF, México
Mirror Mountain Film Festival. Ottawa, Canada
San Francisco DocFest. San Francisco, California
Melbourne Queer Film Festival. Melbourne, Australia
Tallgrass Film Festival. Wichita, Kansas
Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival. Chicago, Illinois
Cabriolet Film Festival. Beirut, Lebanon
Side by Side International Film Festival. Saint Petersburg, Russia
MiFo LGBTQ Film Festival. Miami, Florida
Appalachian Queer Film Festival. Morgantown, West Virginia
Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival. Moorhead, Minnesota
CMG Short Film Festival. West Hollywood, California
Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Albuquerque, New Mexico
PERLEN Queer Film Festival. Hannover, Germany
NewFest. New York, New York
Roxie Theater. San Francisco, California
Mostra La Ploma. International Film and Culture Festival for Sexual, Gender and Family Diversity. Valencia, Argentina
Stanford University. Stanford, California
The American University of Rome. Rome, Italy
PFLAG. Panama City, Florida
LGBT Veterans Recognition Ceremony, hosted by Stonewall Columbus. Columbus, Ohio
The University of Delaware. Newark, Delaware

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