Before Stonewall : the making of a gay and lesbian community (DVD video, 2004) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Before Stonewall : the making of a gay and lesbian community

Before Stonewall : the making of a gay and lesbian community

Author: Greta SchillerRobert RosenbergJohn ScagliottiRita Mae BrownAudre LordeAll authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Before Stonewall Inc. : First-Run Features, [2004?]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
A social history of homosexuality in America from the 1920s to 1969, showing how this group has moved from a secret shame to the status of a publicly viable minority group. Tells how a group consciousness coalesced after the 1969 police raid on Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City, and the three-day riot that followed gained them national publicity and the birth of the gay movement.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Feature films
History
Interviews
Nonfiction films
Personal narratives
DVD-Video discs
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Greta Schiller; Robert Rosenberg; John Scagliotti; Rita Mae Brown; Audre Lorde; Harry Hay; Barbara Gittings; Allen Ginsberg; Bruce Nugent; Harry Otis; Mabel Hampton; Barbara Grier; Jim Kepner; Evelyn Caldwell Hooker; Frank Kameny; Red Jordan Arobateau; Martin B Duberman; Ann Bannon; Craig L Rodwell; José Sarria; Ivy Bottini; Andrew Kopkind; Yvonne Flowers; Jewelle Gomez; Sandi Sissel; Before Stonewall, Inc.,; Alternative Media Information Center (New York, N.Y.),; First-Run Features (Firm),
ISBN: 6308405256 9786308405259
Language Note: In English.
OCLC Number: 655466817
Notes: Videodisc release of the 1985 documentary film; originally produced in 1984.
"In 1969 the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, leading to three nights of rioting by the city's gay community. With this outpouring of courage and unity the Gay Liberation Movement had begun. Before Stonewall pries open the closet door, setting free the dramatic story of the sometimes horrifying 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 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."--Container.
Special features: Interview with Allen Ginsberg by Andrew Kopkind featuring two poems (1984); interview with Audre Lorde and Yvonne Flowers by Jewelle Gomez (Fall, 1984); "The Black Cat:/Jose Sarria" film of reunion of the Black Cat community (a San Francisco nightclub), 20 years after its closing.
Credits: Cinematography, Jan Kraepelin, Sandi Sissel, Cathy Zheutlin; sound, Roy Ramsing, Lori Seligman, J.T. Tagaki ; editor, Bill Daughton ; consultant, Michelle Cliff [and others]; executive producer, John Scagliotti.
Performer(s): Narrator, Rita Mae Brown ; featuring Audre Lorde, Harry Hay, Barbara Gittings, Allen Ginsberg, Richard Bruce Nugent, Harry Otis, Donna Smith, Ted Rolfs, Mabel Hampton, Barbara Grier, Jim Kepner, Dr. Evelyn Hooker, Frank Kameny, Red Jordan Arobateau, Martin Duberman, Lisa Ben, Ann Bannon, Craig Rodwell, Jose Sarria, Ivy Bottini.
Description: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1; NTSC.
Other Titles: Before Stonewall (Motion picture)
Making of a gay and lesbian community
Responsibility: a First Run Features presentation ; produced by Before Stonewall, Inc. in association with Alternative Media Information Center ; produced by Robert Rosenberg, John Scagliotti, & Greta Schiller ; directed by Greta Schiller, Robert Rosenberg.

Abstract:

A social history of homosexuality in America from the 1920s to 1969, showing how this group has moved from a secret shame to the status of a publicly viable minority group. Tells how a group consciousness coalesced after the 1969 police raid on Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City, and the three-day riot that followed gained them national publicity and the birth of the gay movement.
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