THE LAVENDAR SCARE

Sunday October 15th 2017, 12:45 pm

The Classic Gateway Theatre
1820 E Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 33304

Runtime: 76 minutes

Language: English

Director: Josh Howard

Country: USA, 2017

Genre: Documentary, Historical, LGBTQ

With the United States gripped in the panic of the Cold War, President Dwight D . Eisenhower deems homosexuals to be “security risks” and orders the immediate firing of any government employee discovered to be gay or lesbian . It triggers a vicious witch hunt that ruins tens of thou- sands of lives and thrusts an unlikely hero into the forefront of what would become the modern LGBT rights movement .The Lavender Scare shines a light on a chapter of American history that has never received the attention it deserves .

Best Documentary Freedom Award - Film Out (San Diego)
Best Documentary - Qfest LGBT Film & Video Festival (New Jersey)


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