Just past midnight on October 12, 1998, Matt Shepard died from a vicious anti-gay attack at the hands of confessed homophobe Aaron McKinney and his accomplice Russell Henderson. Matt’s death opened the world’s eyes to the hate and inequality the LGBT community struggles against to this very day. Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine is a powerful feature documentary about the gay young man who was tortured and murdered in one of the most notorious hate crimes in U.S. history. Directed by Michele Josue, a close friend of Shepard’s, the film revisits the shocking case with never-before-seen photos, rare video footage, and new revelations about Shepard’s all-too-brief life. Director / Producer Michele Josue and her husband, Producer Liam McNiff join us for a conversation on Matt’s life, Matt’s friends and the remarkable journey of his parents, Judy and Dennis Shepard.