Out in the Silence
Joe Wilson and Dean Hamer, USA, 2009; 66m
Q&A with filmmakers follows screenings. There will be a reception following the 6:30pm screening and discussion on Mon June 21.
Out in the Silence captures the controversy that ensues when filmmaker Joe Wilson's same-sex wedding announcement is published in the newspaper of the small Pennsylvania hometown he left long ago. Drawn back by a plea for help from the mother of a gay teen being tormented at school, Wilson's journey dramatically illustrates the challenges of negotiating the morally charged issue of sexual orientation and the potential for building bridges when people with differing opinions approach each other with openness and respect.
Presented in association with New York Civil Liberties Union, www.nyclu.org and Parents and Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) of New York City, www.pflagnyc.org