Before Stonewall Documentary Screening

Before Stonewall Documentary Screening

Friday, July 19th at 9 PM

Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay & Lesbian Community
(Greta Schiller & Robert Rosenberg | 1984 | USA | 87 minutes)

Before Stonewall pries open the closet door--setting free the dramatic story of the sometimes horrifying public and private existences experienced by gay and lesbian Americans since the 1920s. Revealing and often humorous, this widely acclaimed film relives the emotionally-charged sparking of today's gay rights movement, from the events that led to the fevered 1969 riots to many other milestones in the brave fight for acceptance.

Experience the fascinating and unforgettable, decade-by-decade history of homosexuality in America through eye-opening historical footage and amazing interviews with those who lived through an often brutal closeted history.

(description from First Run Features)


Free admission
Presented on 16mm film

9pm screening preceded by 'What Love is Like for Me', a performance by local artist Angie Quick