June 29, 2013 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

BEFORE STONEWALL (1984) (87min)

This stirring documentary explores the modern fight for gay rights in America through five decades of archival footage, personal memories, and photographs. Here is a visual and oral album of gay subculture in the “Roaring” 1920s and the Depression, in the military and work force of WWII;  later harassment during the McCarthy era, then grassroots 1950s political efforts,  and the civil rights movement. The film peaks with the 1969 riot at Stonewall Inn, often seen as the birth of modern gay and lesbian liberation. Among its many awards: Grand Prize at Sundance, International G&L Film Festival, LA Filmex, Houston Film Festival, Global Village, Emmy.

$5 Suggested Donation