Out in the Silence

A documentary set in rural Pa. shows both sides of homophobia.

By Matt Prigge
Add Comment Add Comment | Comments: 1 | Posted Apr. 27, 2010

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Historically it was the gays people thought needed reforming, not the homoskeptic straights. But the tables have turned. In George Romero’s Day of the Dead, a scientist busies himself training one zombie to talk, to not chow on humans, to work machines—to, in essence, not be true to its nature. It’s clear Romero is being pessimistic: Does the scientist believe the cure is to painstakingly and slowly train each zombie one by one? How many eons will that take? Yet that’s what Wilson and Hamer are advocating. Obviously, they’re not pessimists.


GRADE: B-
See Out in the Silence and participate in a Q&A with the directors on Sat., May 1, 7:30pm. $5. Arts Bank, 601 S. Broad St. 215.732.3378. equalityforum.com

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1. John Taylor Thomas said... on Jun 27, 2010 at 11:40PM

“CJ Springer is what being a real man is all about. I will never understand from where blind, mindless hatred and intolerance stems, but it seems to be a part of human psychology that is shared by many. If every gay and lesbian individual suddenly became straight, I am fully convinced that the gay/lesbian haters would merely shift their focus onto another group.
I was very impressed with the strong, brave folks who were featured in "Out in the Silence." The father who once tormented gays, but broadened his vision and made an effort to adopt tolerance after learning that his own son was gay totally blew me away. Rather than close his mind and disown his son, he decided to open his mind and embrace growth and development in his journey through this life. Amazing. Impressive. Inspiring.”

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