Dalila Ali Rajah
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The Royal Road: Tony Kushner Induces Guilt About Nostalgia 

Lesbian filmmaker Jenni Olson calls her 2015 documentary The Royal Road, a hit at Sundance and other film festivals, "a cinematic essay in defense of remembering." In this clip she recalls attending a lecture by Angels in America playwright Tony Kushner in which he advised his audience "to always be on guard against nostalgia." 

"Being a painfully nostalgic person, I've felt guilty ever since," says Olson, whose film also deals with the Spanish colonization of California, butch identity, the pursuit of unavailable women, and the Alfred Hitchcock movie Vertigo. The Royal Road is available from Wolfe Video.

 

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