Documentary- West Coast Movie Premiere
The Forgotten Story of the Largest Gay Mass Murder in History
Director/Writer: Robert L. Camina
On June 24, 1973, an arsonist set fire to the Up Stairs Lounge, a gay bar located on the edge of the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana. The result was the largest gay mass murder in U.S. history. Thirty-two people were killed and some bodies were never identified. The primary suspect was never charged with the crime. The tragedy did not stop at the loss of lives. There were also the delayed injuries: lost jobs, fear, public ridicule and severed families. The devastation was compounded by the homophobic reactions and utter lack of concern by the general public, government and religious leaders. The fire permanently altered lives and was the root of many lifelong struggles. UPSTAIRS INFERNO brings humanity to the headlines by shining a light on the very painful effect the tragedy had on survivors, witnesses and loved ones. Written and directed by Robert L. Camina and narrated by New York Times best-selling author, Christopher Rice.
POST SCREENING FILMMAKER Q&A
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The Upstairs Inferno Movie Premiere
Saturday, Sep. 12th, 3pm
2017 East 4th Street
Long Beach, CA
NOTE: ALL FREE TICKETS HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED. Please join us anyway. You can purchase tickets online or at the box office.
$12 at the box office.
Santa Ana College Fire Technology Program
Mission Statement: The Santa Ana College Fire Technology Department serves a diverse community of students. The program provides students the opportunity to develop the technical, academic and professional competencies required for fire and emergency service professions, as well as transfer to higher educational institutions. The department is committed to developing civic leaders that advocate, champion and engage in the ethical administration of public policy.
Located in the Caesar Chavez Building, Room A-112