Matt Shepard Is A Friend of Mine
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
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.
This screening is sponsored by