37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

The Lavender Scare

The longest witch-hunt in American History began in 1953 when President Eisenhower deemed homosexuals to be a threat to the security of the country. During the four decades that followed, tens of thousands of government workers lost their jobs solely on the basis of their sexual orientation. Inadvertently igniting the gay rights movement, the film serves as an example of how the rights of an entire class of people were compromised in the name of patriotism and national security.

Supported by Cville Pride


Friday, November 10


3:30 PM


Downtown Mall : Violet Crown A

Film Info

Director: Josh Howard

Runtime: 77 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2017

Country: USA