|Before & After Stonewall: 25th Anniversary Edition
A two disc set
175 minutes on 2 discs, color & b/w, English, 1984/1999
On June 28, 1969, the NYPD raided the Stonewall Inn, a mafia-run gay bar in New York’s Greenwich Village, leading to three nights of rioting by the city’s gay community. With this outpouring of courage and unity the gay pride movement had begun.
These two seminal documentaries tell the remarkable tale of how homosexuals, 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!
"What started tumbling out of the closets at the time of Stonewall has profoundly altered the way we all live." - The Nation
"Funny, sad, courageous and touching!" - Seattle Times
"You owe it to yourself to see it." - WOR-TV
"Required viewing." - The Apollo Guide
"Entertaining and enlightening!" - Los Angeles
Before Stonewall: the Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community by Andrea Weiss and Greta Schiller
Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution by David Carter
And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts
The Future of Gay Rights in America by H.N. Hirsch
● Interviews and bonus scenes with Barney Frank, Allen Ginsberg and many others