My colleague Cindy Hill and I have co-directed a new, half-hour documentary, Living in the Overlap, and you can check out the trailer for the film and webisodes at

Living in the Overlap is the improbably true story of two girls growing up in Brooklyn in the 1940s, falling in love in the Midwest, and making a life together in North Carolina.  Lennie is an attorney focusing on LGBT issues, and Pearl is a retired professor working on various political issues. 

They are surprised to have reached icon status. 

The film includes public and private moments in Lennie and Pearl’s lives using interviews, archival material, and sequences shot during their efforts to defeat North Carolina’s anti-gay marriage amendment.  They offer wisdom about enduring relationships and think of themselves as two circles, often overlapping, who are both independent and interdependent. After 46-years of living in the overlap, Lennie and Pearl still have an indelible spark.

We’ve had some great local coverage of an upcoming “Sneak Preview” of the film:

“Greensboro Couple Star in Documentary,” May 20, 2013, News & Record

“Under the Chuppah:  High Point Women to Tie the Knot,” May 29, 2013, High Point Enterprise

“Sneak Preview of Local Filmmaker’s Project Saturday,” May 29, 2013, Jamestown News

The preview screening is free and open to the public.  If you want to check it out for yourself, here are some event details:

Hope to see you at the screening on Saturday evening at 6:30 at UNCG’s Elliott University Center Auditorium!


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