CANCELED - Preview and Discussion: America You Kill Me
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In 1985 a young man was killed outside of a gay bar in Detroit. His boyfriend, Jeffrey Montgomery, was horrified to learn the police were not going to investigate the murder. To them, it was 'just another gay killing' and not worth the resources. In response, Montgomery co-founded the Triangle Foundation to fight anti-gay violence across the state. Undeterred by threats, sabotage, or being placed on the hit-list of the Aryan Nation, Montgomery publicly confronted politicians, law enforcement, the attitudes of local and national media, and ultimately challenged the movement itself to be more racially and sexually inclusive. By 2003, far from the coasts, Triangle had become the 4th largest statewide LGBTQ organization in the U.S.
On the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion, the Detroit Film Theatre will present a preview and discussion of America You Kill Me, the new feature documentary about Jeffrey Montgomery. This live panel discussion will be moderated by Mark Erwin and include the films’ director Daniel Land, producer John Montgomery, and activist leaders Jeynce Poindexter of Trans Sistas of Color Project and Jay Kaplan of the ACLU of Michigan LGBT Project.
The Detroit Film Theatre is generously supported by Buddy's Pizza and your tri-county millage investment in the DIA.