They say the best things in life are free, and that's especially true in these hard economic times. For all you documentary fans out there, the Hammer Museum at UCLA is offering a unique opportunity to see a new documentary about LGBT issues in rural America for absolutely FREE. Out in the Silence, a work-in-progress film sponsored by the Sundance Institute, follows a group of gay and lesbian residents in a conservative small town in western Pennsylvania as they try to spark dialogue around LGBT issues and create awareness of the struggle that many of them face on a daily basis. The filmmaker, Joe Wilson, has made a clip of the film available on YouTube. We highly recommend watching it, to get a feel for the powerful stories that will be told: ovl6iJ_rnMc Out in the Silence screens May 19 at 7:30 pm at the Hammer Museum, located at 10899 Wilshire Blvd. in Westwood. Though this screening is free, tickets are required, and are available at the Billy Wilder Theater Box Office one hour prior to start time. Limit one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required. Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00pm. See you there!