Advanced Film Screening with the Director
How would you handle a hate crime for simply having a sticker on your vehicle? Students and the public are welcome to attend this exciting event to help raise awareness about hate crimes and equal rights for LGBTQ Community. Come watch the film with the director, and join in on a Q&A after the screening!
JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL ADVANCED SCREENING OF “FAGBUG NATION”
MEET DIRECTOR ERIN DAVIES
She will facilitate a lecture and present her new film!
Sponsored by Cinema Club, Common Ground and Politics & Society Club and Office of Student Activities and Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Committee
Questions: email Daphne at firstname.lastname@example.org
The “FAGBUG” will be parked at the riverside entrance for pictures.
The series is free and open to the public. Please call 603-641-4395 at least three weeks prior to the event if you need special accommodations. Parking is available in the Arm’s Lot using the “Pay & Display” system. Parking is free after 5:30 PM. Events will be cancelled if the college is closed due to inclement weather.
Call us to inquire about a possible closure, 641-4100.
400 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH 03101
Cost: FREE! The film’s cost and director’s fee are covered by the students at UNH Manchester.
Parking: There is pay and display parking behind UNH Manchester in Arms Lot (school busses park free). Parking is free after 5:30PM.
Directions: 400 Commercial Street | Manchester, NH 03101
About Erin Davies:
On the 11th Annual National Day of Silence, Erin Davies was victim to a hate crime in Albany, New York. The crime occurred for simply sporting a rainbow sticker on her VW Beetle. The words "fag" and "u r gay" were placed on the driver's side window and hood of her car. Despite initial shock and embarrassment, Erin decided to embrace what happened by leaving the graffiti on her car. She then took her car on a 58-day trip around the United States and Canada, and made a film documentary called “Fagbug”. While on the road, Erin discovered other more serious hate crimes such as people throwing a rock through her car window. People attempted to remove the graffiti, and Erin also experimented with having a male drive her car. After a year of driving the vehicle, now known as fagbug, Erin decided to give her car a makeover in order to raise awareness on the LGTBQ community.
Now, five years after releasing “Fagbug”, Erin brings us on a wild, eye opening trip with her custom made rainbow VW Beetle in her documentary “Fagbug Nation’’. Erin interviews people from all over the country, and even in Canada in order to show the viewers what people think about LGBTQ equality. Erin also shows us a clip of her marriage to her partner in this new film which is due to be released in February of 2014. This will be an exciting opportunity to be able to meet Erin and watch a special pre-release showing of her documentary.