Before Stonewall: Film Guide
LGBT History Month, 1 Feb - 1 Mar
A film guide that looks at Before Stonewall (1984), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
Thu 14 Feb 2019
13:00 - 14:55
WHAT: Into Film is proud to present an educational screening of Before Stonewall as part of our LGBT History Month programme showcasing LGBTQ+ cinema.
WHEN: Thursday 14 February, 1pm - 2:55pm (the film will start promptly at 1.15pm)
WHERE: Lexi Cinema, Kensal Rise, London, NW10 3JU (The kiosk will be open, please note there is no parking at this venue)
We look forward to seeing you at the screening!
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In the early hours of the morning of 28 June 1969, the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York frequented by the poorest and most marginalised of the community. Tired of these recurrent raids and the discrimination that underpinned them, frustrations erupted into three nights of spontaneous violent riots in the streets – an event that is considered the birth of the modern Gay Rights Movement. This insightful documentary charts the history of the LGBT community before this movement, from 1920s bohemian cliques to McCarthy-era persecution, combining archival footage and candid interviews with figures including Beat poet Allen Ginsberg.
Greta Schiller, Robert Rosenberg