Inspired to seek out stories of hope, a lesbian couple decides to leave their lives and careers in San Francisco behind and embark on a year-long journey to find the international leaders of the Gay Right’s Movement.
Traveling to fifteen countries across four continents, Jenni and Lisa’s poignant personal story is reflected in the global issues they encounter on their incredible adventure.
Partnered with the It Gets Better Foundation, OUT & AROUND is set to a soundtrack featuring Macklemore & Mary Lambert; Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Tegan & Sara and Moby, with Abbie Cornish lending her voice as narrator. The support of these collaborations represent the magnetism encapsulated by the story of Jenni & Lisa’s inspiring journey.
Country of origin: USA
Directed by: Lauren Fash and Ryan Suffern
Duration: 1 hour 24 minutes
Directors’ letter to the PPIFF:
Please enjoy screening Out & Around, a documentary we hope encapsulates international shifts in the Gay Right’s Movement. Partnered with the non-profit organization It Gets Better, the film explores stories of hope in the search for global equality, told through the lens of one lesbian couple’s personal travels across 15 countries in 4 continents. Set against the musical talents of Macklemore & Mary Lambert; Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros; Tegan and Sarah; Moby and the narrative voice of Abbie Cornish, we hope the film moves you as much as making it has moved us. Thank you for your consideration.
Lauren Fash & Ryan Suffern