The Archivettes

Directed by Megan Rossman

Cast: Colette Montoya-Sloan, Deborah Edel, Maxine Wolfe, Paula Grant, Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz

**Director Megan Rossman is scheduled to attend.**

“Our history was disappearing as quickly as we were making it.” With that realization, Deborah Edel and Joan Nestle co-founded the Lesbian Herstory Archives, the world’s largest collection of materials by and about lesbians. For more than 40 years, through many of the major milestones in LGBTQ+ history, the all-volunteer organization has literally rescued history from the trash. Now the co-founders are in their mid-70s and the group faces a number of challenges: a transfer of leadership, the rise of digital technology, a renewed call to activism in a politically charged moment. THE ARCHIVETTES explores these trials as well as the genesis of this small but mighty group of women whose joint mission to combat invisibility and create “a place that says yes” will continue to resonate for decades to come.

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