CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Freedom Center of Social Justice, a local social advocacy group, will premiere a new documentary short film on LGBT elders at a special event on Thursday evening, 6 p.m., at the Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St., Charlotte.

The film, “Quiet As It’s Kept: A Documentary about the Lives of LGBT Elders,” tells the stories of several elders aged 50-70.

“Their stories reveal a world that is rarely discussed and even more rarely shared publicly,” the Freedom Center said in a release.

The screening will include a chance to meet some of those individuals featured in the film. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

AJ Williams, the filmmaker who also works as the Freedom Center’s organizer and head of communications for the FCSJ, said in the release: “I was so moved by the powerful stories and reliance of the more than 20 men and women who took part in this project. I believe this documentary will open up new conversations about what is offered by and needed for this incredible generation.”

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