SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES

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Film has the ability to empower educators and energize students unlike any other medium.  For colleges, universities, high schools and public libraries, we are offering a special Library Edition of The Lavender Scare specifically created for the campus and classroom.
It includes the complete 75-minute version of The Lavender Scare as released in theaters plus a stand-alone 54-minute edition of the film designed for classroom use. 
It's also loaded with over an hour of additional video features designed to give faculty and students the tools to conduct further research and tailor their learning experience.

Special Video Features include:

  • Extended interviews with leading LGBTQ historians

  • Additional commentary from legendary gay rights pioneer Dr. Franklin E. Kameny

  • Insights from David K. Johnson, author of the book The Lavender Scare on which the documentary is based

  • An interview with producer/director Josh Howard

  • Rare archival footage of early gay rights protests

  • The classic 1950s public service featurette Boys Beware

This special package also includes a detailed Screening and Discussion Guide with additional resources to help teachers and students put The Lavender Scare and its special video features to their best use in a teaching environment.
 

The Screening and Discussion Guide includes:

  • Full transcripts of the film and special video features

  • Suggested learning objectives

  • Topics for pre- and post-screening discussion

  • Answers to frequently asked questions

  • Select character biographies

  • Supplemental reading lists

  • A guide to additional LGBTQ documentaries

  • Links to dozens of original source documents

  • A timeline of the Red Scare, the Lavender Scare, and activism 

The Library Edition of The Lavender Scare is provided on a double-DVD.  The purchase price includes a permanent Public Performance License allowing for unlimited classroom or campus screenings regardless of audience size or venue type, so long as audiences are in a single location.  (In a college or university setting,  a specific campus counts as a single location.)  
 
We also offer streaming options that give faculty, students and staff the opportunity to screen The Lavender Scare on their personal devices through a campus or off-campus proxy IP.
Questions?  Check out the FAQs below.  Or drop us a line at sales@FullExposureFilms.com.com.  We're looking forward to hearing from you!

Colleges and Universities

 

DVD

Public Performance License

for a single campus in perpetuity,

plus library lending privileges.

$425

Streaming

Digital Site License

for individual viewing on your password-protected server

for a single campus for the life of the file format.

$595

DVD+Streaming

Public Performance License

PLUS

Digital Site License

$795

NOTE:  Digital Site License includes streaming rights to the complete 75-minute version of The Lavender Scare.  It does not include the special features

contained on the DVD.  

High Schools

DVD

Public Performance License

for a single school in perpetuity,

plus library lending privileges.

$295

Streaming

Digital Site License

for individual viewing on your password-protected server

for a single school for the life of the file format.

$395

DVD+Streaming

Public Performance License

PLUS

Digital Site License

$495

NOTE:  Digital Site License includes streaming rights to the complete 75-minute version of The Lavender Scare.

 It does not include the special features

contained on the DVD.  

 Public Libraries,

Non-Profit Organizations

and Government Agencies

DVD

Public Performance License

for a single location in perpetuity,

plus library lending privileges.

$250

Streaming options for these institutions

are not available at this time.

The scholarly framework of the documentary film The Lavender Scare is provided by the award-winning book of the same name by nationally recognized LGBTQ scholar David K. Johnson.  

 

Published by the University of Chicago Press, it is the result of his groundbreaking doctoral research at Northwestern University, and as such was subject to rigorous peer review.  It has great credibility among educators and is now required ​reading in history classes at scores of colleges and universities around the country.

“Thank you for an amazing film.  The students were fascinated by the story and very excited to talk about it."
-- Dr. K. Healan Gaston

Professor

I teach a high school class about the Lavender Scare.  The film really brought the subject to life.  My students were super fascinated!

-- Kayla Brazee

Department of History

“We were delighted by the film and the audience reception. It’s a beautiful film about a compelling story that needed to be told.”
--Joyce Bolinger

Steering Committee

HUNDREDS OF THE NATION'S LEADING EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS,

 PUBLIC LIBRARIES, AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

HAVE ADDED THE LAVENDER SCARE TO THEIR COLLECTIONS

FAQs

About the Library Edition of The Lavender Scare

Why do I need a Public Performance License or a Digital Site License?

The Federal Copyright Act governs how copyrighted materials such as movies may be used.  To show a film anywhere outside of your home (including schools, community centers, public libraries, houses of worship, private clubs, etc.), you must purchase and own a Public Performance License.  To stream a film from a private server, a Digital Site License is required.  These legal requirements apply regardless of whether an admission fee is charged, whether the institution or organization is commercial, nonprofit or educational, or whether a federal or state agency is involved.  The fee for a Public Performance License or a Digital Site License varies by type of venue and/or type of organization.

What is permitted with the purchase of a DVD with a Public Performance License?

  • Screen the film as many times as you like regardless of audience size or venue type, so long as audiences are in a single location.

  • In a college or university setting, a specific campus counts as a single location.

  • Other possible screening venues include community centers, public libraries, museums, government agencies, houses of worship, etc. 

  • You may charge a nominal ticket price (under $20 per ticket) as a way to recoup the cost of hosting the event.

  • The DVD can be added to the collection of a lending library at the same location as the screening for the private use of borrowers.

  • The license never expires; it is yours forever.

 

What is NOT permitted with a Public Performance License?

  • Screenings sponsored by corporations, law firms, commercial theaters, or other profit-making enterprises.

  • Fundraising events.

  • Duplicating, digitizing, streaming, or transmitting the film in any way; the viewers and the projection device must be in the same room for each screening.

What is permitted with a Digital Site License?

  • You will receive a digital file for you to upload to your password-protected server.  (At this time, we do not offer hosting services.)

  • Content can be viewed on a personal device through a campus or off-campus proxy IP by students, faculty and staff.

  • It is your responsibility to reasonably ensure that the film is accessed only by the students, faculty and staff authorized to do so.  

  • The license is good for the life of the file format -- in other words, for the foreseeable technological future.

What is NOT permitted by the Digital Site License?

  • Group screenings in which a projection device is used to display the film.

  • Any situation that would require a Public Performance License.

 

Why is the Library Edition more expensive than a standard DVD?

Unlike a commercial DVD that is intended for private, in-home viewing, the Educational Edition comes with either a Public Performance License, a Digital Site License, or both.  In addition, the Educational Edition is provided on a double DVD and includes two versions of the film (the standard-length theatrical release in addition to a shorter “classroom” version) as well as a wealth of supplementary video elements designed to enhance the learning experience.  It also comes with a detailed Educational Discussion Guide to help teachers and students put The Lavender Scare and its special video features to their best use in a teaching environment.

 

How was production of The Lavender Scare financed?

Producing a documentary – particularly a historical documentary that relies on extensive use of archival material – is a costly undertaking.  Production of The Lavender Scare was financed by a grant from the Ford Foundation, contributions to the Metropole Film Board, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that served as our fiscal sponsor, and generous donations from hundreds of individuals who believed in the importance of telling this story.  We depend on sales to educational institutions to demonstrate that there is an audience for this film and similar independent projects in the future.

More questions?  Please drop us a line at sales@FullExposureFilms.com and we’ll do our best to help.

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