Deep Water: The Real Story: Film Screening and Discussion


Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 6:30pm to 9:00pm


Littauer-140, Goodman, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge MA 02138

As part of the Carr Center's A.R.T. of Human Rights, we will screen the film Deep Water: The Real Story.

About the Film:

This is the story of how a wave of vicious crime engulfed a community but was invisible to most. A tale of police ineptitude, of a society riddled by homophobia. It’s a story that asks how much a life is worth, which lives are the most valuable, of heartbroken families, of searing grievance.

For the first time Deep Water - The Real Story presents the full account of the gay hate crime epidemic that bloodied Sydney’s coastline. It stirs up old cases in the hope that new evidence will rise to the surface. It sheds light on the many deaths officially recorded as ‘unsolved’, ‘suicide’ or ‘death by misadventure’. Could these men also be the victims of gay hate murders?

About the Panel:

  • Steve Johnson, brother of one of the victims
  • Martha Coakley, former MA Attorney General
  • Amanda Blue, Director, "Deep Water: The Real Story"
  • Darren Dale, Producer
  • Timothy Patrick McCarthy, Moderator

Watch a recent interview with Martha Coakley and Steve Johnson on WGBH's "Greater Boston":

A local man was found dead at the bottom of seaside cliff 28 years ago and Australian officials called it a suicide.  That’s not how Steve Johnson believed his brother Scott died.  He believes it could be part of string of murders targeting gay men.  Johnson is getting help on the case from former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley.