CURED (Award Encore)
A documentary look at the struggle that led the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to remove homosexuality from its manual of mental illnesses
Winner of the NewFest 2020 Audience Award for Documentary Feature
This fascinating documentary takes viewers inside the David-versus-Goliath struggle that led the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to remove homosexuality from its manual of mental illnesses in 1973.
Part of NewFest Award Encores
Free for NewFest Members
Introducing the key players who achieved this victory alongside allies and opponents, co-directors Bennett Singer and Patrick Sammon illuminate the strategy and tactics that led to this pivotal yet largely unrecognized moment. Following the Stonewall uprising of 1969, the campaign that culminated in this APA decision marks the first major step on the path to first-class citizenship for LGBTQ Americans. While CURED is indisputably about science, medicine and politics, at its core this is a film about activism and the process of social change.
Runtime: 80 minutes
The film was followed by a Q&A
Bennett Singer, Patrick Sammon