Amarillo Filmaker and Author returns home for special film screening
June was a historic LGBTQ Pride Month which marked the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn rebellion and first Pride event in New York City. Local Amarillo Author and Film maker Marilyn Bennet is presenting a free viewing of her critically acclaimed documentary “From Selma To Stonewall: Are We There Yet?”
The film is an exploration of the similarities, differences and conflicts between the black civil rights and gay rights movements. The hour-long documentary follows a “black, straight preacher and a white, lesbian activist” as they seek to find the intersection between Civil Rights and the LGBTQ Equality movements.
Marilyn Bennet will be conducting a Q and A following the film.
From Selma to Stonewall: Are We There Yet? Screening on Friday, July 19, 7 pm to 9:30 pm
General Admission, Tickets are available through Eventbrite
Marilyn Bennett, Author, activist, video biographer, non-profit consultant with a long career in social justice working with LGBTQ equality and the church. She was Executive Director of Reconciling Ministries Network (Chicago), a national organization working for sex and gender equality in the United Methodist Church. She has a Master of Divinity from SMU Perkins School of Theology where she later worked as the executive director of development, media and alumni relations. She is the co-author of We Were Baptized Too: Claiming God’s Grace for Lesbians and Gays, foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. She currently produces video biographies for elders and people with cancer nationwide, and is a co-founder of Truth in Progress. She lived in Amarillo from 1972-1979. A graduate of Amarillo High School, she played varsity basketball and volleyball throughout high school.