LOST ANGELES Episode 16 PRIDE SPECIAL featuring guest JANE CANTILLON, Director of the feature film “The Other Side: A Queer History’s Last Call,” a documentary about LA’s last piano bar located on Hyperion Avenue in Silverlake. Host Laura Craven chats with the director about the history of this landmark mid-century modern building and the bar and lounge that was home to the local queer community for decades before its unfortunate closing in 2012.
Jane’s 2013 film is an insightful, provocative and poignant exploration into the history of gay Los Angeles through personal stories from the 1940s to the 1960s, set against the backdrop of The Other Side, a venerable LA gay piano bar and a neighborhood fixture for more than forty years. Rent or buy the film on Amazon NOW!
Jane Cantillon is an LA-based director and producer for film and television. In addition to her feature films, “The Other Side…” and “Paintings by Mary Woronov,” her television production credits include Entertainment Tonight, “Anderson,” Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers, The Talk, and Ask Oprah’s All Stars, among others. Also a prolific musician and performer, her band “Dick and Jane Family Orchestra” plays regularly at Akbar in Silverlake and in and around LA and the West Coast. For more info and upcoming shows, follow her on Instagram @janecantillon