Illuminating the humanity of lesbian hate crime murder victim
Talana Kreeger and the resilience of her community
Park View had its Pacific Northwest premiere at the Portland Film Festival in Oregon, where Tab Ballis participated in the Ethics in Documentary Filmmaking panel!
Park View was honored to receive the Audience Choice award from the True Crime Film Fest, at the historic Strand Theater in Marietta, Georgia, where director Cameron Munson has created an event that honors victims and survivors of crime!
Lynette Miller and Kris Dempsey represented well at the 2021 Out at the Movies International Film Festival in Winston-Salem for the North Carolina premiere of Park View, as we carry Talana's story to other communities that can learn from the strength and resilience of the one in Wilmington!
On the 30th anniversary of Talana Kreeger's murder, February 22, 2020, the local preview of Park View in Wilmington, NC had a packed audience in the Church of the Good Shepherd... the only congregation in 1990 that would host the funeral of a lesbian.
"Stories such as the ones told in Park View are important to tell, to share, and to learn from. Let us amplify them, and thereby amplify each other and the community at large."
HATE IN OUR STATE
Isolation and disenfranchisement are the intended outcomes of hate crimes, and the impacts on the LGBTQ communities of Wilmington, from Talana Kreeger’s horrific murder, are evident to this day.
The fact that seventeen US states… including North Carolina… currently have no hate crime protections for their LGBTQ citizens is more than reason enough to tell these difficult stories, particularly because the most vulnerable queer people… the old, the young, the poor, the uneducated… may not have directly benefitted from recent legislative advances.
Tragically, LGBTQ people have been targeted by violence at a rate that can only be called epidemic, as hate crimes have actually increased since the historic Supreme Court decision on marriage equality, with violence aimed at gay men and trans people becoming all too common in recent years.
In light of this growing concern, the Hate in Our State tour will bring Park View to universities, faith communities, and nonprofits in this state, and across the US, in order to highlight the ongoing risk of hate crimes and the need for political action. Please contact elected officials and advocacy organizations in your state, to express the need for hate crime protections for LGBTQ people, and follow the Hate in Our State tour on this page!
Contact the Park View production team to schedule a
screening at your university, non-profit or community
HATE IN OUR STATE TOUR
University of North Carolina November 16, 2022
University of North Carolina April 11, 2023