Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB


Screening Format: BLU RAY

The event is free, but a reservation is recommended in order to guarantee a seat.

Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine is a powerful feature documentary about Matthew Shepard, A University of Wyoming student who was brutally beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die because he was gay. Michele Josue, a close friend of Matt's, revisits the shocking case as Matt's brief life is remembered in this searing, poignant, and multi-layered biographical and sociological portrait. The notion of forgiveness--embodied in the moving and courageous final act of Matt's parents--takes on truly heroic proportions.

The screening was followed by a Q&A with Director Michele Josue. It was moderated by the Acting Executive Director of the Carsey-Wolf Center Sheila Sullivan.

Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine Trailer

FOCUS ON  is presented by the Carsey-Wolf Center.