A film by John Scagliotti, Janet Baus & Dan Hunt
88 minutes, fiction, color, English, 1999
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.
After Stonewall, the sequel to Before Stonewall, chronicles the history of lesbian and gay life from the riots at Stonewall to the end of the century. Narrated by Melissa Etheridge, it captures the hard work, struggles, tragic defeats and exciting victories experienced during this time, and it explores how AIDS dramatically changed the direction of the movement.
The two films, Before & After, tell the remarkable tale of how LGBT people, a heretofore hidden and despised group, became a vibrant and integral part of America's family, and, indeed, the world community.
Featuring Dorothy Allison, Michael Bronski, Rita Mae Brown, Barney Frank, Barbara
Gittings, Arnie Kantrowitz, Larry Kramer, Craig Lucas, Armistead Maupin, Leslea
Newman, Barbara Smith, and many more!
"Emotionally potent and amazingly comprehensive!" - Au Courant
"What started tumbling out of the closets at the time of Stonewall has profoundly altered the way we all live." - The Nation
"Required viewing for anyone who believes in equal rights for all." - The Apollo Guide
Vampires and Violets by Andrea Weiss
Before Stonewall: the Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community by Andrea Weiss and Greta Schiller
The Future of Gay Rights in America by H.N. Hirsch
Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution by David Carter
All the Rage: The Story of Gay Visibility in America by Suzanna Danuta Walters
● Interview with Filmmaker John Scagliotti