"The Lavender Scare" Recounts 1950's Anti-LGBT Witch Hunt


On Thursday, September 14th, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) is partnering with Out on Film to bring The Lavender Scare to Atlanta. This feature length documentary is the first in-depth account of the Cold War purge of queer people from their jobs within the Federal government. 

Following the 1950's anti-Communist witch hunts, President Eisenhower signed a law officially banning gays and lesbians from all government employment. They were deemed a "national security threat" and this resulted in over 10,000 queer people being terminated from their jobs. The film is based on a book by historian David K. Johnson and directed by Emmy award-winning producer of 60 Minutes, Josh Howard. 

The screening will take place Thursday, September 14th at 7pm at Midtown Art Cinema. General Admission tickets are $15, while VIP tickets are $30 and include a private meet & greet with director, Josh Howard next door at Apres Diem. Tickets available HERE.

AJFF has provided us with FIVE pairs of tickets to give away from this special screening. All you have to do is enter your email address below for the chance to win!

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