Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine

Chilmark Community Center
520 S Rd.
Chilmark, MA 02535

Martha's Vineyard Film Festival: Summer Series

Jul 30
Chilmark Community Center 8:00 PM


Matt Shepard Is A Friend Of Mine

Dinner and a Movie - WEDNESDAY, JULY 30
7:00 PM Dinner, 8:00 PM Movie

With the parents of Matt Shepard, Judy & Dennis Shepard, director Michele Josue, and producers Liam McNiff & Arleen McGlade

Dir. Michele Josue
Documentary | U.S.A | 2012 | 89 min.

Matt Shepard was a gay first-year student at the University of Wyoming. His murder altered the conscience of America and the world. Rather than focusing on the horrific nature of his death, this personal documentary memorializes Matt through the perspective of those closest to him. Family photos, vacation videos, and even Matt’s own diary entries allow us to reflect on the life of the young man gone too soon, and to learn about the effects his death has had in raising awareness about discrimination against the LGBTQ population in this country and others.