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The Netflix mini-series Tales of the City had its world premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM).

Armistead Maupin, Tales of the City, Newspaper, review, netflix,

Armistead Maupin’s Tales began in 1976 as a popular serialized column in the San Francisco Chronicle. The story began with the newly arrived Mary Ann, naive, and wide-eyed as she meets her eccentric fellow tenants on Barbary Lane. Love is won and lost, in a world under the shadow of AIDs. Fans who followed the plot from it’s beginning are in for a treat, continuing the story from the newspaper to four books and a television show.

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The new series brings the old gang together for the 90th birthday party for matriarch Anna Madrigal (Olympia Dukakis). The addition of a younger cast, including Molly Ringwald and Ellen Page, moves the plot to the present, introducing the world of sexual fluidity, non-binary, preferred pronoun identity, and the inevitable culture clash between  Boomers and Millenials.