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Crime, Documentary, Drama
OUTSOUTH Film Festival Presents
Gemmel & Tim
Opening Night Selection!
Themes: Documentary, Gay, Black
VIEWER’S GUIDE: Drug usage, language, and depictions of violence.
This intimate award-winning true crime documentary explores the lives and untimely passings of Gemmel Moore and Timothy Dean, two Black gay men who both died from meth overdoses at the home of West Hollywood politico, Ed Buck. Their deaths at the now-infamous apartment sent shockwaves through the LGBTQ+ community. The ensuing media circus cooked up a spicy concoction of sex, drugs, race, and politics, but had no appetite for the in-depth human stories of who these individuals truly were. This documentary looks at Gemmel’s and Tim’s parallel walks of life through the eyes of their extended and chosen families—memories, correspondence, and things they did and didn’t share with each other. Through intimate recollections of their lost friends, each character exposes their own personal journey in dealing with grief. Powerful and galvanizing, “Gemmel & Tim” simultaneously investigates the crimes and offers a cautionary tale to keep these events from repeating.