Last Minute Screening in NY: Straightlaced

May 26, 2009
If you're going to be near Hunter College in Manhattan tonight and feel like checking out a thought-provoking new documentary, you're in luck because Straightlaced is having its NY premiere tonight! From the press release:
Straightlaced is the latest documentary film production from GroundSpark, a non-profit organization that creates visionary films and educational campaigns. The footage makes us privy to frank, unscripted conversations with a diverse group of high school students from around the country who speak candidly about their experiences surrounding the pressure to conform to rigid gender roles and the negative effects of homophobia. Straightlaced comes at an essential time, after two separate bullying-related suicides, Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover and Jaheem Herrera, rocked the nation this spring.
Straightlaced premieres tonight at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (695 Park Avenue) at 7:00pm and all are welcome! The screening will also feature guest speakers Jennifer Raab, President of Hunter College; Mia Herndon, Executive Director of Third Wave Foundation; and Eliza Byard, Executive Director of GLSEN. Check out the trailer below: