Way back in 1985 Kathy Wolfe brought to life what would become the largest exclusive distributor of lesbian, gay, bi and transgender (LGBT) movies. As Wolfe Video celebrates its 30th anniversary year the company is cementing its legacy through a donation to the June Mazer Lesbian Archives depositing a complete DVD library of every lesbian film Wolfe has released since 1985.
This library of roughly 100 great lesbian movies ranges from classics like Desert Hearts to more recent acclaimed hits like Mosquita & Mari, Reaching for the Moon, Kiss Me and the company’s newest release, Of Girls and Horses (by legendary lesbian director Monika Treut).
“We’re thrilled to have this incredible trove of lesbian films available to our researchers,” said June Mazer Archives Board Chair Angela Brinskele. “We’re extremely grateful to Wolfe Video and founder Kathy Wolfe for this incredibly generous donation to our collection.”
All of the DVDs will be available for researchers at the archives.
“Supporting our community organizations has always been an important part of our work,” said founder and CEO Kathy Wolfe. “Making all of our films available for researchers and historians is very exciting for us and we are truly grateful to the Mazer Archives for all the important work that they do.”
The largest exclusive distributor of lesbian, gay, bi and transgender (LGBT) films, Wolfe has been serving customers since 1985. Major Wolfe releases in 2014 include the award-winning lesbian romantic drama, Reaching for the Moon (co-starring Miranda Otto and Gloria Pires); the 2013 Sundance Film Festival hit, Pit Stop; and the highly acclaimed documentary I Am Divine. Wolfe is also well known for the DVD releases of such beloved modern classics as Kiss Me, Undertow, Desert Hearts and Big Eden. Wolfe’s acclaimed motion picture library can be found at WolfeVideo.com as well as at national retailers such as Netflix, Barnes & Noble, Amazon and VOD destinations such as Comcast, Time Warner, YouTube Movies, Hulu, iTunes and, of course, WolfeOnDemand.com. Find more info online at http://www.wolfevideo.com.
The June L. Mazer Archives is the largest major archive on the West Coast dedicated to preserving and promoting lesbian and feminist history and culture. By creating a safe place for women to explore the richness of lesbian history, perhaps adding to it themselves, we are paving the way for future generations to understand more fully their own identity and history and help maintain this vital link to their own past. Learn more at http://www.mazerlesbianarchives.org.