Produced and directed by Shepard’s close friend Michele Josue, the film came about after more than a dozen years of dealing with his death. “I think the world was ready to hear the story and Matt himself. There was something about him that translated to people,” says Josue. With the film, she gives a heart and soul to her confidant — a person the world only came to know after his death — through countless interviews, never-before-seen photographs and home-video clips.
Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine screens tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Seawell Ballroom in the Denver Performing Arts Complex; doors open at 6:30 p.m. The screening includes a performance by singer-songwriter Randi Driscoll and will be followed by a Q&A with Josue. Purchase tickets, $20, at matthewshepard.org.
Fri., Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m., 2013