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Thursday Aug. 25th at 7:30pm

Out At The Movies Presents:
Upstairs Inferno
The untold Story of the largest gay mass murder in American History until the
Orlando Pulse massacre.

USA, 2015, 96 Min. | Dir. Robert L. Camina
This film contains graphic images that may be disturbing to some viewers.

On June 24, 1973, an arsonist set fire to the Up Stairs Lounge, a gay bar located on the edge of the French Quarter in New Orleans, LA. The result was the largest gay mass murder in U.S. history. Despite the staggering historical significance, few people know about the tragedy. Thirty-two people were killed and some bodies were never identified. One-third of the New Orleans chapter of the Metropolitan Community Church were killed in the blaze, including two clergy. The primary suspect was never charged with the crime. The tragedy did not stop at the loss of lives. There were also the delayed injuries: lost jobs, fear, public ridicule and severed families. The devastation was compounded by the homophobic reactions and utter lack of concern by the general public, government and religious leaders. The fire permanently altered lives and was the root of many lifelong struggles.

CAC/LIGLFF Members $10, Public $15
Reception in Sky Room following Movie.

Tickets Available Online HERE!

The Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
October 14-16, 2016
@ the Cinema Arts Centre

Unless otherwise listed, all films are shown at the Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, NY.

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