Hope along the wind:

the life of harry hay

The film will have closed captions (English subtitles especially for D/deaf or hard of hearing attendees) and the event will have British Sign Language interpretation. 


tuesday 8 may - FABRICA GALLERY - 7.30

Director: Eric Slade. 2002. USA. 57 minutes. 

Harry Hay, one of the founders of the landmark homophile movement, was born in Worthing, Sussex in 1912 but spent most of his life in the USA. In 1950, he founded a secret network for gay people known as the Mattachine Society. He was also a co-founder, in 1979, of the Radical Faeries, a movement affirming gayness as a form of spiritual calling.

Joey Cain, a San Francisco-based community activist and independent historian, was a close associate of Harry Hay and in 2012 organised a New York conference celebrating his life.

Joey will introduce the film Hope Along the Wind: The Life of Harry Hay, directed by Eric Slade, and will discuss Harry Hay's life and legacy along with the 19th century Brighton-born pioneer of (what would come to be known as) queer rights, Edward Carpenter.

We have a limited amount of tickets available for free for those who cannot afford the regular ticket price. Please email tickets@eyeswideopencinema.co.uk to reserve these.