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2018 Spectrum Film Festival: The Lavender Scare

Martha's Vineyard Film Society
Event organized by Martha's Vineyard Film Society

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Post-screening LIVE Q&A with director/producer Josh Howard

With the United States gripped in the panic of the Cold War, President Dwight D. Eisenhower deems homosexuals to be "security risks" and orders the immediate firing of any government employee discovered to be gay or lesbian. It triggers a vicious witch hunt that lasts for forty years and ruins thousands of lives, while thrusting an unlikely hero into the forefront of what would become the modern LGBT rights movement.