AJFF Selects: [[The Lavender Scare]]

08/18/2017

Tickets are on sale now for the latest in our monthly AJFF Selects series of film screenings. In September, AJFF confronts a troubling chapter in American history with timely implications with The Lavender Scare, proudly co-presented with Out On Film, Atlanta's LGBT Film Festival.

  Get Your Tickets for The Lavender Scare  
or call the Box Office at 678-701-6104
General Admission Tickets are $15 VIP Tickets are $30

When
Thursday, September 14 at 7:00 PM
Where
Midtown Art Cinema
931 Monroe Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Tickets
General Admission $15
VIP Ticket $30 includes: A chance to meet Director, Josh Howard at a post-screening reception at Apres Diem with a ticket for one drink and light appetizers. 

About the Film:

Shining a light on a shameful chapter of American history, The Lavender Scare is the first in-depth account of a ruthless Cold War campaign to purge homosexuals from the Federal government.

An outgrowth of the 1950s McCarthy anti-Communist witch hunts, President Dwight Eisenhower signed the executive order officially barring gay men and lesbians from government work, deeming them a national security threat. The restrictions set in motion an anti-gay frenzy of humiliating interrogations, systematic blackmailing, and mass firings that ruined thousands of lives.

Dr. Franklin Kameny, a Jewish astronomer and Harvard Ph.D. working for the U.S. Army Map Service, had the courage to fight back. Taking his case to the courts―and the court of public opinion―he became among the most vocal and significant gay rights activists of the twentieth century. His and other stories are told through first-hand accounts of victims and now-retired FBI agents who persecuted them.

Directed by Emmy-winning 60 Minutes producer Josh Howard and based on the formative book by historian David K. Johnson, The Lavender Scare captures the outrage and activism that helped ignite the modern gay rights movement.

*Travel and lodging for filmmaker Josh Howard is made possible thanks to the generous support of Jonathan Shapero.

About AJFF Selects

The AJFF Selects series brings the same caliber of world-class films from the annual festival to audiences year-round. These special screenings feature outstanding new foreign and independent films, as well as expert speakers and guest filmmakers.