The Lavender Scare
Saturday, June 10th – 1:15pm - FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHT
Sponsored By: SDGLN/SDPix
Co-Presented By: Merrill Lynch & Lambda Archives
THE LAVENDER SCARE, 2017, 76 minutes, Dir: Josh Howard, USA.
West Coast Premiere.
Our Festival Spotlight documentary shines a spotlight on a mostly forgotten chapter of American history that has never received the attention it deserves. 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 thousands of lives and thrusts an unlikely hero into the forefront of what would become the modern LGBT rights movement.
With: Golden Boys, 2016, 8 minutes, Dir: Jill Riley, Canada, West Coast Premiere.
When three longtime friends break into their old private school, long forgotten memories come back to the surface, forcing them to grapple with the true consequences of having been the school’s Golden Boys.