Subversity Press Release for 11/26/96 Show

Documentary Filmmaker Remembers Evelyn Hooker on KUCI's Subversity

Irvine -- Tuesday evening's edition of Subversity, the weekly public affairs interview program on KUCI, 88.9 FM, will feature an interview with documentary filmmaker David Haugland, who will discuss the life of UCLA psychologist Evelyn Hooker. Hooker, who died last Monday in Santa Monica, at the age of 89, did the first studies (back in 1956) to show that homosexuality is not an illness. Hooker later (in 1967) headed a study group on homosexuality for the National Institute of Mental Health. Her work helped spur the removal of homosexuality from the American Psychiatric Association's list of disorders in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. Subversity airs Tuesday November 26 from 5-6 p.m. on KUCI, 88.9FM in Orange County.

A memorial service for Dr. Hooker is planned at the UCLA Faculty Center, for Friday, December 20, at 2 p.m. Long obituaries on Dr. Hooker appeared in the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times November 22.

Haugland, whose 1993 film, "Changing Our Minds: The Story of Dr. Evelyn Hooker," was nominated for an Academy Award (for Best Documentary Feature), has taken the film around the world, including Siberia.

Since 1986 Haugland has run his own production company, Intrepid Productions, specializing in documentaries and which he co-founded with the late, Oscar-winning filmmaker Richard Schmiechen. In February 1993, Haugland co-produced the TNT movie "The Portrait." The feature, based on Tina Howe's play "Painting Churches," starred Gregory Peck and Lauren Bacall.

He was line producer and production manager for "From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China" (1980). He also recently made a gay romance film, "World and Time Enough" (1995), now available in video (thru Strand).

In 1990, Haugland was one of 24 filmmakers invited to an "American Documentary Showcase" in the former USSR. He has been invited by the Citizen Ambassador Program as a delegate in the Documentary Filmmaking Delegation to the People's Republic of China and Mongolia in May, 1994.

A native of Minnesota, Haugland graduated from Lawrence University in Wisconsin and attended the Villa Schifanoia Graduate School of Art in Florence, Italy. He began producing at Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater, working with Blair Brown, Len Cariou, Peter Michael Goetz, and Michael Langham.

Subversity airs each Tuesday evening from 5-6 p.m. on KUCI, 88.9 FM. Listeners can dial (714) 824-KUCI to chat with the guest. Selected shows are available on the Web: For more informatin, contact show host Daniel Tsang at or call (714) 824-4978.