A documentary made by a pair of Ithaca College students will be screened as part of a collaborative presentation by the college’s Gerontology Institute and Center for LGBT Education, Outreach, and Services. Titled “As Long As We’re Going Through It Together, I’m Content: Aging and the Experience of a Gay Male Couple,” the presentation will be held on Monday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center’s Emerson Suites. It is free and open to the public.
The short film “Bruce & Daryl” highlights the relationship between Bruce Henderson, professor of communication studies at Ithaca College; and Daryl Bem, professor emeritus of psychology at Cornell University, as they ruminate on their life together through love, loss and academia.
The screening will be followed by remarks by the filmmakers, as well as by thoughts and reflections from Henderson and Bem on issues raised by the film. The event is intended to spark an engaging dialogue through an exploration of aging and relationships from a gay couple’s perspective.
“Bruce & Daryl” was co-directed and co-produced by junior Alisha Tamarchenko, who has a double major in documentary studies and anthropology; and senior Josh Jacobius, who is majoring in documentary studies with a minor in aging studies.