‘Gen Silent’ screened at Belfast UU

Feb 17, 2014
Many LGBT seniors die earlier than their straight counterparts because they are isolated and afraid to ask for help from mainstream medical institutions, issues explored in Stu Maddux’s film “Gen Silent.”

Belfast — The critically acclaimed documentary “Gen Silent” will be shown Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast, 37 Miller St. Admission is free.

The 2011 documentary focuses on six LGBT seniors in the Boston area who must choose whether to hide their sexual orientation in order to feel safe in a long-term health facility. The film won Jury Award for best Documentary at the Sacramento Film & Music Festival; the Alternative Spirit Award at the Rhode Island International Film Festival; and the Audience Award for Best Documentary at Sacramento, Frameline and Connecticut Gay & Lesbian and Charlotte film festivals.

“Gen Silent” runs 70 minutes. For more information on the screening, call 338-5802.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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