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Chilmark, Ma
United States

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The Martha's Vineyard Film Festival is more than movies. They produce community events, educational programs, and films that spark discussion, debate, and action. They screen films year-round in Chilmark, Edgartown, Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs.

Matt Shepard Is A Friend of Mine

Judy and Dennis Shepard

Judy and Dennis Shepard

Dir. Michele Josue

Dir. Michele Josue

Matt Shepard Is

a Friend of Mine

Dinner and a Movie - WEDNESDAY, JULY 30
7:00 P.M. dinner & live music / 8:00 P.M. feature film

Chilmark Community Center

With the parents of Matt Shepard, Judy and Dennis Shepard, director Michele Josue, and producers Liam McNiff and Arleen McGlade

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Dir. Michele Josue
Documentary | U.S.A. | 2012 | 89 min.

Matt Shepard was a gay first-year student at the University of Wyoming. His murder altered the conscience of America and the world. Rather than focusing on the horrific nature of his death, this personal documentary memorializes Matt through the perspective of those closest to him. Family photos, vacation videos, and even Matt’s own diary allow us to reflect on the life of the young man gone too soon, and to learn about the effects his death has had in raising awareness about discrimination against LGBTQ populations.


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