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AARP in St. Louis is proud to present free screening of The Lavender Scare at QFest

Posted on 02/20/18 by JoAnn Rose, AARP Missouri

AARP St. Louis is a sponsor of the 2018 QFest happening April 4th through April 8th. QFest uses the art of contemporary gay cinema to spotlight the lives of LGBTQ people. Join AARP for the April 8th screening of The Lavender Scare. AARP members and their guests receive free admission to the film.

“This is our third year sponsoring St. Louis QFest and we are proud to be associated with this great event”, shared Sheila Holm, Community Outreach Director for AARP St. Louis. AARP is offering free admission for this film to the first 130 members and guests that register for tickets in advance.  The screening will be at 1:30 pm on Sunday, April 8th at the .ZACK, 3224 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63103. Concessions will be available for purchase.

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 ruins tens of thousands of lives and thrusts an unlikely hero into the forefront of what would become the modern LGBT rights movement. Featuring the voices of Glenn Close, David Hyde Pierce, Zachary Quinto, TR Knight and Cynthia Nixon, The Lavender Scare shines a light on a forgotten episode in American history while carrying a message that seems more relevant with each passing day.

Registration is required and space is limited. For tickets click here or call 877-926-8300.

We look forward to seeing you at QFest! Be sure to visit the AARP table to learn more about what AARP is doing in St. Louis.

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