Stonewall Uprising

Stonewall Uprising Release Date: June 16, 2010

“It was the Rosa Parks moment for homosexuals,” says one man. 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 3-day riot that launches the Gay Rights Movement. Told by Stonewall patrons, reporters and the cop who led the raid, Stonewall Uprising recalls the bad old days when psychoanalysts equated homosexuality with mental illness and advised aversion therapy, and even lobotomies; public service announcements warned youngsters against predatory homosexuals; and police entrapment was rampant. At the height of this oppression, the cops raid Stonewall, triggering nights of pandemonium with tear gas, billy clubs and a small army of tactical police. The rest is history… Until AIDS hit the homosexual community in the early 1980s.

Genres: DocumentaryHistory
Directed By: Kate Davis David Heilbroner
Runtime: 80 minutes
Studio: FRun
MPAA Rating Unrated