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    Raleigh Little Theatre: The Lavender Scare movie screening

    Program/Event:
    Around the Triangle
    Event status:
    Confirmed
    Event date:
    Monday, October 23, 2017 7:30pm - 9pm
    Location:
    James B. Hunt Jr. Library, 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh NC 27606
    Contact:
    Fidel Benton 
    Contact Phone:
    919-821-4579 
    Contact E-mail:
    fidel@raleighlittletheatre.org 
    Description:

    The Lavender Scare headline

    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.

    More Details at RTL

    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.

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