SFTFF: What is the name of your film?

PS: “I Don’t Know”

SFTFF: What was the inspiration for your film?

PS: Back in the early 70s two of my best friends were transgender and they were the most fun people I had ever met. I was in film school at the time, had cameras at easy access and decided to make a film about them. Gender identity movies were few and far between back then.

SFTFF: Describe your film in 3 words.

PS: I Don’t Know

SFTFF: What is one thing you learned from making your film?

PS: The one thing I learned from reading this film was that people were not very open-minded to the idea of gay, lesbian or transgender lifestyles. I was greatly criticized for dealing with the subject matter…. Which of course, encouraged me to do another film on the same subject matter: “Hats Off to Hollywood.”

SFTFF: If your film had to be summed up in one song, what song would it be?

PS: “I Want to Break Free” by Queen


Still from “I Don’t Know”
Directed by Penelope Spheeris
Screening on Saturday, November 12 at 9:30pm at The Roxie Theater.
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