CHERRY GROVE STORIES Includes reception with Director Michael Fisher and Drag entertainers,

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Showings

Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Thu, Dec 13 7:30 PM

Description

OUT AT THE MOVIES

CHERRY GROVE STORIES

Thursday, December 13 at 7:30 pm | Members $11 | Public $16

Includes reception with Director Michael Fisher and Drag entertainers,
Olivia London, Toni Homeperm, Anita Morehead and more


This documentary recounts the unique character of Cherry Grove, a community on Fire Island, New York. Cherry Grove became a safe haven for gays during a time when two men holding hands in public was illegal. Fisher’s interviews with residents expose hidden stories and unknown facts that need to be told.

In an era when it was illegal for two men to hold hands in public, the pristine beachfront hamlet of Cherry Grove on Fire Island, N.Y. was a safe haven for gays who were often targeted for arrest and prosecution. Through interviews with residents, and new and archival footage, Michael Fisher’s oral history of the enclave uncovers long-hidden secrets and exposes little known stories that are more relevant than ever today. (USA, 2018, 74 Min., NR, English| Dir. Michael Fisher)