The Lavender Scare
Josh Howard, U.S., 2017, 76 min.
ALL TICKETS FOR THIS FREE SCREENING HAVE BEEN CLAIMED, SO THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.
With the United States gripped in the panic of the Cold War, President Dwight D. Eisenhower deemed homosexuals to be “security risks” and ordered the immediate firing of any government employee discovered to be gay or lesbian. That decision triggered a vicious witch hunt that ruined tens of thousands of lives and thrust an unlikely hero into the forefront of what would become the modern LGBTQ rights movement. Featuring the voices of Glenn Close, David Hyde Pierce, Zachary Quinto, T.R. Knight, and Cynthia Nixon, the documentary “The Lavender Scare” shines a light on a forgotten episode in American history but also carries a message that seems more relevant with each passing day.