Stonewall Uprising

Stonewall Uprising
  • 2010
  • USA
  • 1h 20min
  • Directed by: Kate Davis, David Heilbroner
  • Written by: David Heilbroner
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Documentary exploring the Stonewall Riots and the tremors felt around the world with the birth of Gay Liberation.

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Friday 22 October, 7.45pm Kate Davis and David Heilbroner USA Feature

World premiere of a new documentary all about the Stonewall riots featuring unique testimony from participants, using a wide range of archive footage to tell the story of what it meant to be gay in the 1960s and how Stonewall changed things for ever.

On 28 June 1969 when the Stonewall Inn erupted, its tremors were felt around the world with the birth of Gay Liberation. This new documentary gives us more than any other film to date, using a wealth of archive photographs and film. More importantly the film-makers tell the story through key eyewitnesses: a drag queen, a street kid, a Village Voice journalist, the policeman who led the arresting party - this is direct historical testimony, put brilliantly in context by a treasure trove of materials.

The film-makers take great care to build up a complex picture of the state of gay politics before Stonewall and the terrible legal and medical constraints that generations had suffered under. The impact of Stonewall's revolution is still with us today and this inspiring historical investigation should be required viewing for any student of gay history.

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