Thursday, June 7, at Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Pride’s Human Rights & Education Committee, the Boston LGBT Film Festival, and filmmaker, Tim Wolff team up to screen the riveting documentary, The Sons of Tennessee Williams at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts on Thursday June 7th at 8:15 p.m.
The film, The Sons of Tennessee Williams, charts the evolution of the gay Mardi Gras scene over the decades, illuminating the ways in which its emergence was a determining factor in the cause of gay liberation in the South. The Boston Pride Human Rights and Education Committee recognizes that 2012 Pride Week also celebrates decades of LGBT history, and this film tells a very important and inspiring story of the fight towards equality.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Alfond Auditorium, G36, Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts. Ticket purchase required.
The original members of the Krewe of Yuga, the first gay Mardi Gras krewe in New Orleans, at their third ball, in 1961. (The Sons of Tennessee Williams, a film by Tim Wolff. A First Run Features release)
Mike Moreau (L) and Jimmy Keyes, Mardi Gras Day 1963. (The Sons of Tennessee Williams, a film by Tim Wolff. A First Run Features release)
At the third Armeinus Ball in 1972, gay civil rights pioneer Albert Carey fulfills the Opera Ball theme with his costume of “The Storm” from the opera “L’Africane.” (The Sons of Tennessee Williams, a film by Tim Wolff. A First Run Features release)