|Raleigh Little Theatre: The Lavender Scare movie screening|
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- Monday, October 23, 2017 7:30pm - 9pm
- James B. Hunt Jr. Library, 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh NC 27606
- Fidel Benton
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Join Raleigh Little Theatre and NC State Libraries for a free screening of "The Lavender Scare" at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on the campus of NC State on Oct 23 at 7:30 PM. This event will happen in the Hunt Library's Auditorium.
In addition to showing the documentary, there will be a Q&A with the producer and director of the film, Josh Howard and Jen Stotka, who is interviewed in the film.
Raleigh Little Theatre will also present scenes from "Perfect Arrangement" by Topher Payne, which is based on the same source material and opens on Friday, October 27.
About The Lavender Scare: 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.