Remembering Matthew Shepard Performance and Screening Event


Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 7:30PM 

This performance and documentary will be available for seven days.

OFFA and Oakville Choral will be giving $5 from each ticket to the Positive Space Network, an Oakville organization that  builds community and creates safer spaces for 2SLGBTQ+ youth ages 6-24 in Halton Region

This event will begin with a performance by Oakville Choral, followed by a screening of the documentary Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine.



Stars (#21. from Considering Matthew Shepard by Craig Hella Johnson)

Artistic Director: David Bowser

Oakville Choral performs Stars, a movement from Considering Matthew Shepard by American composer, Craig Hella Johnson. Considering Matthew Shepard is a concert-length work inspired by the life and death of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard. It was composed on the 20th anniversary of his kidnapping and murder at the hands of violent homophobes in Wyoming in 1998. In this movement, the music evokes a vision of the stars blinking in the vast Wyoming sky, watching Matthew’s suffering but unable to help. The spoken words are those of Matthew Shepard’s father in his statement to the court during the trial of those accused of his son’s murder. Oakville Choral is a community choir in Oakville, Ontario and this performance is a feature of their 2020/2021 season of virtual rehearsals.



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Film Details: Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine

  • Genre: Documentary, Biography, History
  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 1h 29min
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2014
  • Director: Michele Josue
  • Cast: Michele Josue, Judy Shepard, Zeina Barkawi

Date & Time

  • Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021
  • Showtime: 7:30PM




  1. Go to . Click the OFFA logo.
  2. Click the “Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine – Trailer”. Then click the thumbnail that looks like this: (THUMBNAIL IS ATTACHED TO EMAIL ABOVE)
  3. You will be asked to create an account. Sign up to Zuzu VOD with your email and a password. Click Create Account.
  4. You will be presented with a screen that says “Remembering Matthew Shepard Purchase for $19.99”. Click Purchase for $19.99 and enter your billing information.
  5. You will now have access to the OFFA channel for the Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine event. For now, you will only be able to see the trailer. When you come back on May 6th, you will be able to screen the film and choral performance, and you will have 7 full days to screen everything as many times as you want.


To log in to Zuzu VOD, go to, hit the gear symbol in the top right corner, and click Log In. Enter the email address and password you signed up with, and click Log In. You will need to navigate to the OFFA channel as described above to access the event.

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