Filmmaker Michele Josue's must-see documentary “Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine” will begin a theatrical release in 12 cities starting during February 6th. This follows a year of acclaimed film festival appearances & recent accolades at the Side by Side Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia. A winner of 4 Best Documentary awards, “Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine” will first open in New York & 2 other cities on February 6th followed by Los Angeles on February 13th & continue expanding into select markets across the United States & Canada. Josue met Matt Shepard while they were attending The American School in Switzerland. As you know Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, tortured, tethered to a fence & left to die never regaining consciousness because he was gay. He succumbed to the severe injuries from the attack & died on October 12, 1998. In 2009 President Obama signed the LGBT inclusive Matthew Shepard & James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. “Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine” is showing in NYC at AMC Empire 25- 2/6, in Portland at Clinton St. Theater on 2/6, Houston at AMC Studio 30 on 2/6, Los Angeles on NOHO- 7 on 2/13, in Toronto at Carlton Cinemas on 2/20, Edmonton at Princess on 2/22 for 2 shows only, in New Orleans at Zeitgeist on 2/27, in Denver at AMC Cherry Creek on 2/27, in Palm Springs at Camelot on 3/6 & in Montreal Marquee Cinespotlight at Dollar Cinema on 3/28.
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