Gen Silent is a 2010 documentary film, directed and produced by Stu Maddux. The documentary follows the lives of six LGBT seniors living in the Boston area who must choose if they will hide their sexuality in order to survive in the long-term health care system. It has been screened at numerous colleges and universities as well as in front of government agencies and healthcare organizations. It premiered at the Boston LGBTQ Film Festival and has won numerous awards at others.
The title of the film is a reference to the generations of older LGBTQ people who remain in the closet or re-enter the closet out of concern for their safety or quality of life. As a result of the documentary, the term Gen Silent has increased in use as a way to refer to this group.
To view the trailer for the documentary, click here!
At the conclusion of this event, there will be a panel answering questions regarding LGBTQ aging.
THIS IS A FREE EVENT for everyone!
Please note, this facility is handicap accessible. Parking can be found in the rear.
In Collaboration with:
- April 08, 2019 at 6pm – 8pm
The Friendship Hall of The First Reformed Church of Pompton Plains
529 Newark Pompton Tpke
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
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