Our director John Scagliotti had the great pleasure to be a guest on today’s “Where We Live” with host Lucy Nalpathanchil to talk about ancient LGBT history and today’s LGBT movement. Listen to the show here.
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.
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.