As part of the Outreach & Engagement Campaign for CURED, co-directors Bennett Singer and Patrick Sammon are partnering with LGBTQ groups, mental health organizations, historical societies, academic institutions, and community groups to host private screenings of the film. The producers are using a software platform (called Show&Tell) to connect with audiences that allows them to offer as many private screenings as can be arranged (and funded). Each screening is co-branded with the host organization.
For each private screening event, CURED is available for a week on Show&Tell, so viewers can stream the film at their leisure. Near the end of the screening window, a live Q&A takes place on Zoom featuring a panel of experts and members of the film team. As in traditional Q&As, audience members are able to ask questions of the panelists and engage in an interactive discussion. The filmmakers collaborate with the co-host of each screening event to assemble a panel of their choosing that matches the goals of the event. Show&Tell allows screenings to be free, ticketed, or supported by donations. Here are details about how the platform works.
Event hosts can also choose to host a “live” screening of the film via Zoom, followed by a post-screening discussion. One or both of the film’s directors — as well as one or more of the heroic activists featured in CURED — are available to participate virtually in post-screening conversations.
One or both of the co-directors are also available to travel for in-person screenings and discussions. These in-person events can be streamed live to a virtual audience to reach community members around the world. Our screening events provide maximum flexibility to accommodate many different ways of viewing the film.
Please contact the filmmakers for more information about hosting a screening for your organization.