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Years before Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Colonel Patsy Thompson presided over the board that dismissed Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer for being a lesbian, forcing her to confront her own secret and moral dilemma: she too was a lesbian. While Cammermeyer’s memoir was adapted as a 1995 television movie, executive-produced by Barbra Streisand, Thompson’s story remained a secret...until now. Thompson and her wife also candidly share how they wrestled with heart-wrenching choices in public and private, hiding their relationship, speaking in code on the phone and struggling to protect their love while preserving Thompson's career — and, how they emerged from the closet to become vibrant activists later in life.


Accompanying the film premiere is a discussion with director Cindy L. Abel, film subjects Colonel Pat Thompson & Barbara Brass, Colonel Margarthe "Grethe" Cammermeyer, and moderator Steve Rothaus. To view the conversation please click here.



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The Miami Jewish Film Festival virtual program is made possible with the generous support of Benjamin Nahum and Tamar Roodner.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    79 minutes
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Cindy L. Abel
  • Screenwriter
    Cindy L. Abel, Jesse Freeman
  • Cast
    Patsy Thompson, Margarethe Cammermeyer, Barbara Brass, Eric Fanning
  • Cinematographer
    Michael Bruno
  • Editor
    Michael Bruno
  • Music
    Denise Gentilini