The Royal Road  (The Royal Road)
Jenni Olson
USA 2015, DCP, Color, 65 min, OV Austrian Premiere

An inquisitive meditation on love, remembrance, and California history. Film Society Lincoln Center
An utterly transfixing piece of work … gorgeous and hypnotic.

A cinematic essay in defense of remembering, The Royal Road offers up a primer on the Spanish colonization of California and the Mexican American War alongside intimate reflections on nostalgia, butch identity and Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo – all against a contemplative backdrop of 16mm urban California landscapes, and featuring a voiceover cameo by Tony Kushner.

Jenni Olson
One of the world’s leading experts on LGBT cinema history. In 1995 Olsen was one of the founders of where she established the massive queer film industry resource, PopcornQ and pioneered the first online showcase for LGBT short films, the PlanetOut Online Cinema. More recently she co-founded the first global LGBT streaming movie platform, She lives in San Francisco.
Filmography: The Joy of Life (2005; identities 2005), 575 Castro St. (2009, short)
06/17 8:30 PM / Top Kino

Jenni Olson

Screenplay: Jenni Olson
Cinematography: Sophie Constantinou
Editing: Dawn Logsdon
Producers: Jenni Olson, Julie Dorf
Voiceover: Jenni Olson
Voiceover Cameo: Tony Kushner