From Activist Filmmaker to Queer Community ‘Elder’
David Weissman is an Emmy Award nominated filmmaker and long-time activist. He is best known as producer of the acclaimed documentaries We Were Here (2011) and The Cockettes (2002). The latter chronicles San Francisco’s legendary theater troupe of hippies and drag queens, 1969-1972. We Were Here revisits San Francisco a decade later, as its flourishing gay community is hit with an unimaginable disaster.