Movies That Matter Film Series: Stonewall Uprising

Movies That Matter Film Series: Stonewall Uprising
A biographical and historical documentary, “Stonewall Uprising” is the first non-fiction film to tell the story of the Stonewall riots by the participants. June 28, 1969: NYC police raid a Greenwich Village Mafia-run gay bar, The Stonewall Inn. For the first time, patrons refuse to be led into paddy wagons, setting off a three-day riot that launches the Gay Rights Movement. It was a time of sanctioned and encouraged brutality against gay people – whether through police raids or diagnosis of homosexuality as mental illness.
Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, producers of award-winning documentaries, co-directed Stonewall Uprising, which was broadcast as part of PBS’s American Experience series in 2011.
Join host and moderator Tim Lawton, on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 7:00. Doors will open 10 minutes before the start of the film. Light refreshments and discussion will follow the screening for approximately an hour. Run time is 1 hour, 23 minutes, and is rated TV-MA.

 

Event Website: http://miltonlib.org
Venue: Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library
56 Main Street
Milton, NY 12547
Phone: (845) 795-2200