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“Before Homosexuals” Reception for Alumni

Date: Time: 9:00 pm–10:30 pm
Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center - Van Brunt Visitors Center Room: Van Brunt Visitors Center
Additional Info: RVB
Contact: Ryan Fette, (402) 472-3457, rfette2@unl.edu
The Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center is hosting a screening of “Before Homosexuals” followed by a question and answer session with the documentary’s director, John Scagliotti. Scagliotti has also directed well-known documentaries “Before Stonewall” and “After Stonewall”, and the PBS series “In the Life.” “Before Homosexuals” takes the viewer on a wondrous tour of same-sex desire from ancient times to Victorian crimes. Inspired by gay liberation, historians and artists join Emmy Award-winner Scagliotti on this revel in recent erotic discoveries. For more information about the screening and to purchase tickets, please visit https://theross.org.

Following the screening and Q&A session, the Nebraska Alumni Association and the Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of Gender and Sexual Identities are hosting a reception in the Van Brunt Visitor’s Center, located next to the Ross. Please register for this reception in advance by Friday, Oct. 15 by visiting the event website.
The Nebraska Alumni Association is providing hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available to those ages 21+.

The film also features interviews with long-time English faculty member Louis Crompton. You can learn more about Dr. Crompton’s work at the university from this Nebraska Today Article: https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/50-years-ago-crompton-brought-gay-studies-to-nebraska/.

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