"Cured" film poster

Dean College will hold a screening and discussion of the film “CURED” on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.

“CURED” is an award-winning documentary that takes viewers inside the campaign that led to a pivotal yet largely unknown moment in the struggle for LGBTQ equality and dignity: the American Psychiatric Association’s 1973 decision to remove the diagnosis of homosexuality from its manual of mental disorders. Combining eyewitness testimony with newly unearthed archival footage, the film reveals how a small group of impassioned activists achieved this unexpected victory.

Bennett Singer, co-director of the film, will join the community for the screening and a Q&A discussion following the film. Singer has been making documentaries about activism and social change for more than 25 years. He is known for his work on “Eyes on the Prize II,” the landmark PBS series on civil rights history; “Electoral Dysfunction,” a documentary about voting in America; and “Brother Outsider,” a biography of the gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin. In addition to the film screening, Singer will be in residence at Dean College from April 4-6 to meet with faculty and participate in various classes. He previously joined the Dean community earlier this year for an evening salon to discuss the life and legacy of Bayard Rustin and present clips from the documentary.

The screening will be held in the Arthur W. Peirce Center for Technology and Science Room S16 on the Dean College campus. The event is FREE and open to the public. An RSVP is encouraged as space is limited. Please email PresidentsEvents@dean.edu to reserve your spot.

Learn more about the film and watch a trailer.