Watch and discuss Philadelphia at the Klamath County Library
Saturday, April 8th 2pm
Downtown Klamath County Library
The downtown Klamath County Library and the Klamath Regional Health Equity Coalition are hosting a screening and discussion of the film Philadelphia on Saturday, April 8th at 2 pm.
The film screening is part of the Klamath Regional Health Equity Coalition’s Diversity Through the Arts program, a series of discussions about films and books that describe culture clashes and the benefits of diversity in society.
Philadelphia follows attorney Andrew Beckett, who hides his status as a gay man with AIDS from other members of his law firm. Shortly after his status is suspected by a coworker, Beckett is fired – and Beckett suspects someone at the firm set up a major paperwork error so Beckett could be blamed and the firm would have an excuse to fire him. At a time when many feared and misunderstood how HIV/AIDS is contracted, Beckett has few allies in his quest to sue his former employers for discrimination. But personal injury lawyer Joe Miller, confronting his own homophobia, decides to help Beckett with his case…
The film is inspired by the lives of attorneys Geoffrey Bowers and Clarence B. Cain, who won one of the country’s first legal cases fighting discrimination against people with AIDS.
Philadelphia is rated PG-13 and runs for 126 minutes.
For more information, please call 541-882-8894 or stop by the Information and Reference desk. For more about the Klamath Regional Health Equity Coalition, visit their website at www.krhec.org.