Before Stonewall : the making of a gay and lesbian community (eVideo, 1984) [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 BrownBill DaughtonAll authors
Publisher: [New York?] : Before Stonewall, Inc., [1984] ©1984
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Feature films
Historical films
History
Internet videos
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Greta Schiller; Robert Rosenberg; John Scagliotti; Rita Mae Brown; Bill Daughton; Jan Kraepelin; Sandi Sissel; Cathy Zheutlin; Before Stonewall, Inc.,; Alternative Media Information Center (New York, N.Y.),
OCLC Number: 897771795
Credits: Editor, Bill Daughton ; cinematographers, Jan Kraepelin, Sandi Sissel, Cathy Zheutlin.
Performer(s): Narrator, Rita Mae Brown.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 87 min.)) : sound, color with black and white sequences
Other Titles: Before Stonewall (Motion picture)
Making of a gay and lesbian community
Responsibility: director, Greta Schiller ; 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.
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