Film about slain NJ lesbian to be shown at MoMA

Posted on 11 Feb 2009 at 10:22am
By Associated Press

NEW YORK — A documentary intended to draw attention to the stabbing death of a young New Jersey lesbian will be shown at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

"Dreams Deferred: The Sakia Gunn Film Project" will be shown Feb. 14 and Feb. 16 as part of MoMA’s international documentary film festival. Director Chas B. Brack will participate in a discussion after Saturday’s screening.

Fifteen-year-old Gunn was fatally stabbed at a Newark bus stop in 2003, after she rejected her killer’s advances. Gunn’s killer admitted calling the teenager a "dyke" and pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter with bias intimidation. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

The Third World Newsreel documentary also was shown last year at NewFest: The NY LGBT Film Festival.

On the Net: Museum of Modern Art: http://www.moma.org

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