FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 3, 2010
GROUNDBREAKING DOCUMENTARY ABOUT LGBT ELDERS FORCED BACK INTO THE CLOSET PREMIERES IN DURHAM ON AUGUST 14TH.
Those that fought the first battles for equality now face so much fear of discrimination in aging care that they are hiding their lives in record numbers.
Thousands are dying earlier than their straight counterparts, because they are afraid to ask for help.
(DURHAM, NC) Six-time Emmy award-winning director Stu Maddux asks six LGBT elders if they will hide their sexual orientation to avoid being abused or discriminated against by the people and places caring for them. The film features experts who are reaching out to care facilities to educate them about special issues of elderly gay people, such as having no children or being estranged from their families. GEN SILENT has its North Carolina premiere as part of the 15th Annual North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (http://ncglff.org/). Director Maddux will be there for Q&A sessions after each screening.
Here is what people are saying about GEN SILENT:
“The North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and The Carolina Theatre in Durham are proud to include Gen Silent in its line up” says Chuck Wheeler, NCGLFF Steering Committee co-chair. “It is Maddux’s finest work so far.”
“We are especially excited to be sharing our stories in North Carolina,” added Lawrence Johnson, one of the subjects of the film. “My story is like thousands of others in your community.”
“Director Stu Maddux has created a wonderful and powerful documentary that asks the question, ‘Who will take care of us as we age?’ There is hope for everyone, but these organizations cannot do it alone.” – Bay Windows
TRAILER & FILM INFO: http://gensilent.com/
TIMES & LOCATIONS: Saturday, August 14, 3:15 p.m. – Carolina theatre, Cinema 1
Sunday, August 15, 5:20 p.m. – Carolina theatre, Fletcher Hall
309 W. Morgan St., Downtown Durham
FOR TICKET INFORMATION: Call The Carolina Theatre box office at 919-560-3030 or go to http://ncglff.org
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