Rockville United Church
355 Linthicum Street
Rockville, MD 20851-1539
Rockville United Church 7:00 PM
Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine is an intimate portrait of Matthew Shepard, the gay young man murdered in one of the most notorious hate crimes in U.S. history.
On October 7, 1998, University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten and tied to a fence and left to die because he was gay. Years later, Michele Josue, a close friend of Matt's, revisits the shocking case with never-before-seen photos, rare video footage, as Shepard's all-too-brief life is remembered through the vivid testimonies of those who knew him best. New revelations emerge in one of the most notorious hate crimes in US history, leading to a searing, poignant, and multi-layered biographical and sociological portrait. In the end, the notion of forgiveness--embodied in the moving and courageous final act of Shepard's parents--takes on truly heroic proportions.
Join us on Friday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m. for a screening of this amazing film. The event is open to the public. Suggested donation is $5 per person.