Film for Thought: 1946 - The Mistranslation that Shifted Culture


Studio Theater Wed, May 31, 2023 7:00 PM
Run Time:1hr 28min
Release Year:2023
Director:Sharon Roggio


Presented in collaboration with Nantucket Pride and the Wicked Queer Film Festival in recognition and honor of Pride Month. A reception will follow this screening in the Harborview Room with a discussion with representatives of WQFF and Nantucket Pride. A cash bar will be available.

This presentation is made possible with the finanacial support of the Nantucket Island School of Design & the Arts, the Mass Cultural Council and the Nantucket Cultural Council.

1946 is a feature documentary that follows the story of tireless researchers who trace the origins of the anti-gay movement among Christians to a grave mistranslation of the Bible in 1946. It chronicles the discovery of never-before-seen archives at Yale University which unveil astonishing new revelations, and casts significant doubt on any biblical basis for LGBTQIA+ prejudice. Featuring Commentary from prominent scholars as well as opposing pastors, including the personal stories of the film's creators, and original music by Grammy winning artist Mary Lambert, 1946 is at once challenging, enlightening, and inspiring.

Wicked Queer: Boston’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival (formerly the Boston LGBT Film Festival) was founded in 1984 by film programmer George Mansour. Wicked Queer is the 4th longest running LGBTQ+ Film Festival in North America and is an all-volunteer organization. Our mission is to build community and to celebrate Queer storytelling and filmmaking through the uplifting of voices and stories not yet heard and to present and preserve the vibrancy of our histories. 

Wicked Queer is a sponsored project of the Queer Film Institute.

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