Before Stonewall : the making of a gay and lesbian community (eVideo, 2000s) [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: John ScagliottiGreta SchillerRobert RosenbergRita Mae BrownAudre LordeAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : First Run Features, [200-?]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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 public and private existences experienced by gay and lesbian Americans  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentaries and Factual Films
Documentary films
Feature films
Historical films
History
Nonfiction films
Documentaires
Films historiques
Films autres que de fiction
Additional Physical Format: DVD version:
Before Stonewall
(OCoLC)55505144
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Scagliotti; Greta Schiller; Robert Rosenberg; Rita Mae Brown; Audre Lorde; Harry Hay; Barbara Gittings; Allen Ginsberg; Bill Daughton; Andrew Kopkind; Yvonne Flowers; Jewelle Gomez; Sandi Sissel; Before Stonewall, Inc.; Alternative Media Information Center (New York, N.Y.); First-Run Features (Firm)
OCLC Number: 861619560
Notes: Title from title frames.
Documentary.
Originally produced as a documentary in 1984.
Credits: Archival research director, Andrea Weiss ; editor, Bill Daughton ; cinematographers, Jan Kraepelin, Sandi Sissel, and Cathy Zheutlin.
Performer(s): Narrator, Rita Mae Brown ; featuring Audre Lorde, Harry Hay, Barbara Gittings, Allen Ginsberg [and others].
Description: 1 streaming video file (87 min.) : digital, sound, color with black and white sequences
Details: Mode of access: Internet.
Other Titles: Making of a gay and lesbian community
Responsibility: director, Greta Schiller ; co-director, Robert Rosenberg ; producers, Robert Rosenberg, John Scagliotti, Greta Schiller ; produced by Before Stonewall, Inc. in association with Alternative Media Information Center.

Abstract:

"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 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."--First Run Features website.
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