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Cured takes viewers inside the campaign that led to a pivotal yet largely unknown moment in the struggle for LGBTQ equality: the American Psychiatric Association’s 1973 decision to remove homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses. Combining eyewitness testimony with newly unearthed archival footage, the film reveals how a small group of impassioned activists achieved this unexpected victory.


The film has garnered a number of awards following its world premiere in August 2020 at the Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival:

• Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at Frameline 44, the prestigious LGBTQ film festival in San Francisco and the world’s oldest and largest LGBTQ film event

• Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at NewFest, the LGBTQ film festival in New York City

• Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at ImageOut: The Rochester LGBT Film & Video Festival

• Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature at Out at the Movies in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

• In October 2020, CURED was awarded the second prize (among more than 150 entrants) in the annual Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film, which recognizes excellence in historical documentary filmmaking

  • Year
  • Runtime
    80 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Bennett Singer & Patrick Sammon