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Interesting Film about the 1920 Harvard University Homosexual Witch Hunt

I just learned about this event for tomorrow night in Cambridge.

Film Night with the Cambridge Historical Society

The Cambridge Historical Society will host local filmmaker Michael van Devere's Perkins 28.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with van Devere. This film retells the events of 1920, when Harvard University convened a secret court to interview, charge, and discipline students suspected of homosexuality. The incident was kept secret for more than 80 years until the Harvard Crimson exposed the trial in 2002. The film, based on actual testimony from the trials, was filmed on location with a cast made up of Harvard undergraduates. This event is free and open to the public.

Visit Cambridge Historical Society at http://cambridgehistory.org/

For more information, contact Cindy Brennan at 617-547-4252 or cbrennan@cambridgehistory.org.

Date: Wednesday, March 31 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Zero Arrow Street Theater, Cambridge, MA


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It was an interesting film and the Q&A afterwards was good where the filmmaker Michael Van Devere explained how he kept his focus on just the testimony and none of the back story or other events.

I asked him if the film wold be more available and he said his intent was to keep it local and for small showings.

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