The Lavender Scare including a Q/A with director Josh Howard

Presented by Irvington Theater

Irvington Mayor Brian Smith will introduce this exclusive screening of The Lavender Scare, one of the most talked about films of the decade—which won 18 awards for best documentary. The film will be preceded by the short Hiding in Daylight, written by Irvington Theater manager Greg Allen, and followed by a Q/A with the Lavender Scare’s director Josh Howard.

The Lavender Scare is the untold story of an unrelenting campaign by the federal government under Eisenhower to identify and fire all employees suspected of being homosexual. It’s a chilling reminder of how easy it is to trample the rights of an entire class of people in the name of patriotism and national security. The New York Times called it: “Fascinating and horrifying … and timely.”

The short film HIDING IN DAYLIGHT directed by Cheryl Allison is an award-winning fictional futuristic story about four best friends surviving life after a gay purge in America by living in fake marriages to each other. The film has played almost 40 festivals during 2019 including screening at the prestigious American Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival. It has played numerous festivals around America such as The SOHO International, Newport Beach Festival, Global Impact Festival in DC, Burbank, Chicago, Boston, Dallas to name a few. It’s also screened around the world in Hong Kong, Oslo, and The United Kingdom.


The Lavender Scare Director Josh Howard


Tickets (Reserved Seating):

VIP: $30.00

All Patrons: $15.00

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Irvington Town Hall Theater
85 Main Street
Irvington, NY 10533
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Times: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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$15 - General Admission
VIP - $20

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