The Royal Road by Jenni Olson (2015, 65 min.). This stunning feature-length cinematic essay from acclaimed filmmaker Jenni Olson offers a primer on the Spanish colonization of California and the Mexican American War, alongside intimate reflections on nostalgia, butch identity, the quest for unattainable women, and Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo—all against a contemplative backdrop of 16mm urban California landscapes, and featuring a voiceover cameo by Tony Kushner. Top LBGT Pick of Sundance by