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After Stonewall

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  • DVD 323.3264 A2588 (CEN, WSQ)

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Full screen version.


English language.


Narrator: Melissa Etheridge ; featuring: Dorothy Allison, Michael Bronski, Rita Mae Brow, Barney Frank, Barbara Gittings, Arnie Kantrowitz, Larry Karmer, Craig Lucas, Armistead Maupin, Leslea Newman, Barbara Smith.

Publication Information

New York, NY : First Run Features, [2005]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (ca. 88 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


MPAA rating: Not rated.


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. Chronicles the history of lesbian and gay life from the riots at Stonewall to the end of the century. Captures the hard work, struggles, tragic defeats and exciting victories experienced since then. It explores how AIDS literally changed the direction of the movement.


Originally released in 1999.

"A quarter century of lesbian and gay activism" -- Container.

Special features: Interview with director John Scagliotti; Dorothy Allison & Jewelle Gomez on Vito Russo; Armistead Maupin on PBS and the Christian Right; Barney Frank on Post-Stonewallian stories of travel; Jewelle Gomez on poetry as a galvanizing force; Dorothy Allison on making an alternative family; trailer gallery.

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