It’s tragic enough that 32 people died in an intentional fire set in a French Quarter gay bar in 1973.
That it’s no longer the deadliest event affecting the LGBT community adds a whole new level of heartbreak when watching Dallas director Robert L. Camina’s documentary, Upstairs Inferno.
The film screened locally last November and then traveled the festival circuit, taking Camina (pictured above) all over the country to showcase his in-depth, thoughtful account of the horrific events that occurred that warm Sunday evening.
It’s not an easy film to watch, but it’s vitally important for every gay person to honor those who gave their lives for no other reason than being true to themselves.
So join us in supporting Camina as Upstairs Inferno returns to the Magnolia Theatre this Thursday as part of Gay History Month.
Photo credit (main image): Larry Graham Photography