Next Tuesday is a big day for gay and lesbian members of the armed forces. But HBO documentary filmmakers Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey want to celebrate a little early -- with the world premiere of their documentary, The Strange History of Don't Ask, Don't
Tell, tonight at the Castro Theatre at 7.
The two filmmakers -- who have made almost two dozen other documentaries for HBO -- will be in attendance at tonight's free-but-with-limited-seating event, along with documentary subject Aaron Belkin of SFSU and state Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco).
The film will air twice on HBO, with the next showing on Sept. 20 -- the day that the ban on gays serving in the military will be repealed. The repeal was signed into law last December, but hasn't been implemented yet.
If you're just dying to get a week's headstart on the documentary of the law's strange 17-year history, then RSVP