LA Doc Fans: Free Screening Tonight!

May 19, 2009
Attention, Anglenos! Make plans to head over to Westwood tonight to check out a FREE work-in-progress screening of Out in the Silence, a documentary about the lives of gay and lesbian people in rural America. When filmmaker Joe Wilson announced his wedding to his partner, Dean Hamer, in his hometown's paper in 2004 (pictured), he created controversy among his small town's residents. As a result, Wilson began capturing stories of LGBT people in rural America, showing the homophobia many LGBT people in rural areas face every day, in the hopes that these stories would spark much-needed discussion around gay and lesbian issues. Out in the Silence screens tonight, 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 tonight!