Please join me on Saturday evening, October 13th for a watershed moment in history: The presentation of Different than the Others by Magnus Hirschfeld. The details of this movie are attached, but for quick reference:
- Movie made in 1919 by Magnus Hirschfeld – a gay, Jewish doctor who studied and advocated for gay rights
- When the Nazis took power and destroyed everything they considered outsider or deviant, it included Hirschfeld’s library which was burned and filmed. They destroyed all LGBT films with the exception of Different than the Others which had been smuggled out of Germany.
- The Outfest Legacy Project, in conjunction with the UCLA Film & Television Archive has restored the film
- When it debuts on October 13th at the Orpheum Theater, it will be the oldest LGBT film; we will accompany the debut with organ music composed for the film
- The David Bohnett Foundation awarded us $40,000 towards educational packages that we will put together and distribute in California. As you know. The Governor signed into law last year that LGBT contributions to society and history must be taught in schools.
- The evening is monumental because of this movie’s place in history, its importance to the LGBT, Jewish, restoration communities
- The evening is going to be fun (and I am wearing a Kaftan)
The invitation is below outlining our awardees. You may purchase tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/269391. When you purchase your ticket, please mark my name on the pull-down menu and let me know – then we will sit together!LEGACY_CARD_FRONTONLY