Screening Event - Duke University School of Medicine

Expired September 24, 2023 4:00 AM
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In partnership with the American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF), Duke University School of Medicine invites you to a special private virtual screening of CURED, which has been described as “fascinating” (Hollywood Reporter), “riveting” (The Queer Review) and “astonishingly rich ... one of the best documentaries of this or any year" (British Film Institute). This award-winning documentary chronicles the battle waged by a small group of activists who declared war against a formidable institution — and won a crucial victory in the modern movement for LGBTQ equality. Last year, CURED was also nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy Award.

The 80-minute feature-length version of the film will be available to stream online from September 17-23.

Until 1973, the medical establishment classified every gay person — no matter how well-adjusted — as the victim of a disease. As long as lesbians and gay men were “sick,” progress toward equality was impossible. CURED takes viewers inside the David-versus-Goliath battle that led the American Psychiatric Association to remove the diagnosis of homosexuality from its manual of mental illnesses.

Even though this film highlights a story from the past, its lessons are profoundly relevant in today’s ongoing global fight for LGBTQ equality. This film reveals how a handful of determined individuals can create lasting social change.

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  • Runtime
    80 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
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  • Director
    Bennett Singer, Patrick Sammon
  • Executive Producer
    Sally Jo Fifer, Andrew Tobias, Cole Rucker, Jeff Nalin, Lois Vossen, Mel Heifetz
  • Co-Producer
    Christopher Racster, Assaf Mor, Mridu Chandra, Julianne Donofrio, Joel Greenblatt, Ted Snowdon, Duffy Violante
  • Cinematographer
    Sam Henriques
  • Editor
    Steve Heffner
  • Composer
    Ian Honeyman