Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

CHANGING OUR MINDS: THE STORY OF DR. EVELYN HOOKER

Year: 1992
Country: United States
Run Time: 75 minutes

CHANGING OUR MINDS: THE STORY OF DR. EVELYN HOOKER

It wasn't so long ago that electroshock treatments, lobotomies and castration served as the medical community's "very latest" cures for homosexuality. Such was the scientific climate in the 1940s when psychologist Evelyn Hooker began the first study of gays and lesbians done outside of sanitariums and prisons. Her goal was to do what even Sigmund Freud couldn't convince the American Psychiatric Association that homosexuality was not a disease. This compilation of interviews and archival footage shows how Dr. Hooker overcame dogmatic prejudice with logic and determination; it also conveys her humane and outstandingly compassionate personality, a role model no matter which way one interprets "family values." 1992 Academy Award Nominee.

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Screenplay
Richard Schmiechen, James Harrison

Producer
James Harrison, David Haugland

Cinematography
Joan Churchill, Cathy Zheutlinm, William Megalos, Tom Adair

Principal Cast
Narrator: Patrick Stewart

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