Излекуван

by Patrick Sammon & Bennett Singer
Излекуван е филм за науката, медицината и политиката, в основата си това е филм за активизма и процеса на социална промяна.
2020  ·  1h20m  ·  United States
English
English subs
About the Film

Това са част от термините, с които психиатрите описват лесбийките и гейовете през 50-те, 60-те и началото на 70-те години на миналия век. Според медицината всеки гей – независимо колко добре адаптиран – страда от психично разстройство. И докато лесбийките и гейовете са “болни”, напредъкът към равенство е невъзможен. В книгата “Излекуван” се описва битката, водена от малка група активисти, които обявяват война на една страховита институция – и печелят решаваща победа в съвременното движение за равенство на ЛГБТК+ хората.

Този пълнометражен документален филм ще запознае зрителите с борбата между Давид и Голиат, която кара Американската психиатрична асоциация (АПА) да премахне хомосексуалността от своя наръчник за психични заболявания през 1973 г. Зрителите се запознават с ключовите играчи, постигнали тази победа, както и със съюзниците и противниците на АПД. Филмът осветлява стратегията и тактиката, довели до този ключов, но до голяма степен неизвестен момент. Всъщност, след въстанието в Стоунуол през 1969 г., кампанията, която завършва с решението на AПA, бележи първата голяма стъпка по пътя към пълноправно гражданство за американците от ЛГБТК+ общността.

Макар че “CURED” безспорно е филм за науката, медицината и политиката, в основата си това е филм за активизма и процеса на социална промяна. В него участват разнообразна група отдадени „кръстоносци“ и големи личности, които се събират на кръстопът в ЛГБТК+ историята. Тяхната упоритост, находчивост и изобретателност доведоха до промяна, която преобрази не само възприемането на ЛГБТК+ хората за самите тях, но и социалната структура в Америка.

Upcoming Screenings

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Festivals and Awards
2020
Frameline San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival, Best Documentary
2020
NewFest: New York's LGBT Film Festival, Audience Award
2020
OUT at the Movies Int'l LGBT Film Fest, Jury Award
2020
Rochester ImageOut, Audience Award
Directors
Patrick Sammon, Bennett Singer
Executive Producers
Andrew Tobias, Cole Rucker, Dr. Jeff Nalin, Sally Jo Fifer, Lois Vossen
Co-Producers
Mridu Chandra, Julianne Donofrio, Assaf Mor, Christopher Racster
Archival Producers
Mridu Chandra, Lewanne Jones
Supervising Producer
Michael Ehrenzweig
Director of Photography
Sam Henriques
Editor
Steve Heffner
Consulting Editor
Lillian E. Benson
Assistant Editor
Jenn Stamps
Motion Graphics / Design
David Byrd
Composer
Ian Honeyman
Singer / Songwriter
TUCKER
Impact Producer
Julie Sandler
About the Director

Patrick Sammon

Patrick Sammon is the Founder and President of Story Center Films, LLC. He is the Co-Director and Co-Producer, with Bennett Singer, of a documentary about the remarkable and little-known story of the LGBT activists who successfully battled the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses. Until 1973, the medical establishment considered every gay person mentally ill. CURED tells the David-versus-Goliath story of the activists who challenged this diagnosis – and won. Combining eyewitness testimony with newly unearthed archival footage, the film reveals how a small group of impassioned activists achieved this unexpected victory.

Previously, Sammon was the Creator and Executive Producer of CODEBREAKER a “superb” (The Telegraph), “imaginative” (Sunday Times), award-winning drama-documentary that “artfully explored” (The Mail) the life and legacy of Alan Turing, one of the 20th century’s most important people. Turing helped win World War II through his code-breaking and laid the intellectual foundation for the computer age. Instead of being celebrated, however, he faced brutal persecution from the British government because he was gay.

 
Other films by Patrick Sammon

Bennett Singer

Bennett Singer is an award-winning New York-based filmmaker/writer with 20 years of experience. His feature-length film Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin premiered at Sundance, was broadcast nationally on PBS, and is currently airing on Logo/MTV. The film won more than 25 international awards, including the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary and eight Best Documentary prizes. Described as “powerful and startling” (The Advocate), “poignant” (Time), and “brilliant” (Wall Street Journal), the film illuminates the life and work of Bayard Rustin, a visionary activist and mentor to Martin Luther King Jr. who dared to live as an openly gay man during the fiercely homophobic 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Brother Outsider has been screened at the Kennedy Center, the United Nations, and for members of Congress, as well as at more than 200 festivals and community screenings in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. It has also been used by an array of social-justice organizations, including Facing History and Ourselves; GLSEN; and Human Rights Watch, which has shown the film to more than 4,000 high school students.

 
Other films by Bennett Singer

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