The lavander scare

The lavander scare

Director: Josh Howard

Screening time: 11.04.2018. 21:00

Screening location: Kino Europa

Runtime: 75 min

Awards: Amsterdam New Renaissance Festival Atlanta Atlanta Jewish Film Festival / Out on Film Atlanta Garden State Film Festival Ranier Independent Film Festival Niagara Film Festival Gay Charlotte Film Festival Charlotte International Film Festival Fargo Fargo-Morehead LGBT Film Festival OUTshine LGBT Film Festival Q Cinema Film Festival Fresno Reel Pride Film Festival Queer Hippo LGBT Film Festival Miami OutShine Film Festival New Haven Documentary Film Newport Beach Film Festival LGBT Film and Video Festival Cinema Diverse Film Festival FLIX LGBT Film Festival QDoc Film Festival Raleigh Little Theater ImageOut LGBT Film Festival Sacramento Sacramento Int'l LGBTQ Film Festival Take 2 Documentary Film Festival Utah Film Awards San Diego International Film Festival Frameline41 International LGBT Film Festival Scottsdale International Film Festival Sun Valley International Film Festival Sydney Queer Screen Film Festival Tampa Bay Int'l Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Synopsis:

With the United States gripped in the panic of the 1950s Cold War, President Dwight D. Eisenhower deems homosexuals to be “security risks” and vows to rid the federal government of all employees discovered to be gay or lesbian. Tens of thousands lose their jobs. But the mass firings have an unintended effect: they stir outrage in the gay community and thrust an unlikely hero into the forefront of the LGBTQ rights movement. In addition to illuminating a little-known chapter of American history, The Lavender Scare is a timely reminder of the value of vigilance and social action when civil liberties are under attack.

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