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Sarratt Cinema to host screening of documentary 'Cured'

The background is light gray. At the top left corner says CURED in red text outlined in a red rectangle, which makes it appear to be a stamp. Below this text reads in black, Doctors called them sick. The remedy was Rebellion. Below this in smaller black text reads a film by Patrick Sammon and Bennett Singer. There is a person next to the text with short hair and sunglasses. They hold a microphone up with their right hand and hold a notebook in the other hand.Tara McKay, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society, will present the screening of the documentary Cured (2020). The film, screened by iLens, will be held Thursday, March 24th at 7:30 p.m. at the Sarratt Cinema, located in the Sarratt Student Center on the Vanderbilt campus. The event is free and open to the public. 

The film takes viewers inside the campaign that led to a pivotal yet largely unknown moment in the struggle for LGBTQ equality: the American Psychiatric Association’s 1973 decision to remove homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses. It won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at Frameline Film Festival and John E. O'Connor Film Award from the American Historical Society.

The screening is being sponsored by the LGBT Policy Lab and the Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality.

Parking for screenings at the Sarratt Cinema is available at no charge at meters along West End Avenue after 6 p.m. Please avoid parking in spaces that are reserved for specific vehicles or purposes. Please call Vanderbilt Parking Services at 615-322-2554 for any additional parking questions.