Thanks to Take Magazine and Carolyn Shapiro for her new article about “Before Homosexuals”.
Can’t make it to the Hartford screening on June 10? No worries, “Before Homosexuals” will be screening on July 22 in Brattleboro, VT at the Latchis Theatre. Tickets are now available online.
What? You live in the midwest and can’t make it to either of those screenings? Well you should come see the film in Kansas City, MO on June 23rd at the OUT HERE NOW LGBT Film Festival.
“Before Homosexuals: The Prequel to Before Stonewall” couldn’t have been possible without the help of so many people: our donors, experts, crew, and our local Vermont community. Since so many of our local friends and neighbors assisted in the creation of this film, we have organized a Vermont Premiere screening of “Before Homosexuals” at the Latchis Theatre, presented by The Brattleboro Film Festival.
The screening, presented by the Brattleboro Film Festival, will be held on July 22, 2017 @ 4 PM at the Latchis Theatre in downtown Brattleboro, VT, and will benefit Kopkind’s CineSLAM LGBT Short Film Festival.
We will keep you updated with new details as they become available.
Need directions to this event? Click here to see the screening address on Google Maps.
We have received word of our official screening date, time, and location for OUT HERE NOW Kansas City LGBT Film Festival 2017. “Before Homosexuals” will be screened at 1:30PM on June 23rd at Tivoli Cinemas in Westport, Kansas City, MO. Tickets are now available for this event at OUTHERENOW.com.
Need directions to this event? Click Here to be taken to the address on Google Maps.
We are excited to announce “Before Homosexuals: The Prequel to Before Stonewall” has been officially selected to screen at this year’s OUT HERE NOW: Kansas City’s LGBT Film Festival in Kansas City, MO. We do not have the official screening date yet, but we will keep you informed as new information becomes available.
OUT HERE NOW 2017 will run from June 22nd to June 29th, 2017.
Recently our successful premiere at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston was featured in an article by Nicole S. Colson for the Brattleboro Reformer. You can read the article by clicking here or by clicking on the image below.
Keep on Marching! Our film was stopped during our World Premiere at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston by someone pulling a fire alarm halfway through the screening. After a brief “intermission” the audience returned to finish the film. We followed the screening with a rousing Q&A session.
Thank You Boston Fire Department for moving quickly and letting us back in!
Today is the day!
Tickets to the world premiere screening event of “Before Homosexuals: The Prequel to Before Stonewall” as part of the 33rd Annual Wicked Queer LGBT Film Festival are now available for purchase online at http://www.mfa.org/programs/film/before-homosexuals.
The film will be screened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on April 8th at 2PM in the Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161). The screening will be followed by a lively Q&A session with director John Scagliotti along with members of the cast and crew. Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets today.
While John Scagliotti was news director at WBCN in 1975 he was arrested by the Boston Police vice squad and charged with “soliciting to commit unnatural and lascivious acts.” A jury dressed in festive St. Patrick’s Day attire quickly brought a verdict: guilty as charged. Scagliotti fought that conviction all the way to the Supreme Court of Massachusetts, and with the help of the ACLU, the initial ruling was overturned.
It was a landmark decision for gays and lesbians, and for personal freedom.
Representative Barney Frank at the time told Gay Community News: “This is binding. In effect, it has amended the state’s laws against unnatural acts.… Private consensual, homosexual sex is not convictable.”
Now, more than 40 years later, Scagliotti returns to the scene of the crime April 8th, 2017 at 2PM at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to present the world premiere screening of “Before Homosexuals: The Prequel to Before Stonewall” as part of the 33rd Annual Wicked Queer LGBT Film Festival. He will be joined by members of the crew and cast for a lively Q&A session after the screening.
Tickets go on sale March 23rd at 10:00AM at http://www.mfa.org/programs/film/before-homosexuals