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Director  Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson
Initial DVD release  March 9, 2010 (USA)
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Language  English
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Documentary, Comedy, Family
Budget  180,000 USD
Country  United States
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Release date  August 5, 2009 (2009-08-05) (Rhode Island)
Cast  C.J. Bills (Himself), Diane Granley (Himself), Linda Henderson (Himself), Roxanne Hitchcock (Himself)
Similar movies  Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World (2003), The Adonis Factor (2010), Daddy & Papa (2002), Bear Nation (2010), The Butch Factor (2009)
Tagline  Love collides with hate in small town America

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Out in the Silence is a 2009 documentary film by Joe Wilson and Dean Hamer. It chronicles the chain of events that occur when the severe bullying of a gay teen draws Wilson and his partner back to the conservative rural community of Oil City, Pennsylvania where their own same-sex wedding announcement had previously ignited a controversy. The film focuses on the widely varying, emotional reactions of the town's residents including the teen and his mother, the head of the local chapter of the American Family Association, and an evangelical pastor and his wife.

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Community Engagement Campaign

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The Out in the Silence Campaign for Fairness and Equality in Rural and Small Town America uses the film as a tool to raise the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and promote dialogue and bridge building. The campaign has held over 500 grassroots screenings in town halls, schools, churches, and community centers, many in isolated areas that had not previously experienced any openly LGBT events. The Center for Social Media and the BRITDOC Foundation have highlighted the campaign as an example of using film for social change.

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In 2011, the Campaign initiated the Out in the Silence Youth Activism Award to highlight the work of young people on LGBT inclusion and equality.

Festival awards and recognition

Premiere, Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, Lincoln Center, NYC [2]
Winner, Special Jury Prize for Bravery in Storytelling, Nashville Film Festival [3]
Winner, Special Jury Prize for Social Significance, South Dakota Film Festival [4]
Winner, Alternative Spirit Award, Rhode Island International Film Festival [5]
Winner, Audience Award, Hardacre Film and Cinema Festival [6]
Winner, Best Documentary, Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival [7]
Winner, Best Documentary, Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival [8]
Winner, Best Documentary, Out Takes New Zealand Gay Lesbian Film Festival [9]
Winner, Rosebud Award, Rosebud Film Festival [10]
Featured presentation, Tribeca Documentary Series [11]

Television broadcast and awards

Broadcast premiere, PBS, 2010 [12]
Encore broadcasts, PBS World, 2010; PBS, 2011 [13]
America Reframed broadcast, PBS World, 2015 [14]
Emmy Award, Outstanding Achievement in Documentary, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Mid-Atlantic Chapter [15]

References

Out in the Silence Wikipedia
Out in the Silence IMDb Out in the Silence themoviedb.org


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