Before Stonewall - London

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Before Stonewall
Screening & Talk
Before Stonewall

Event Date

Thu 14 Feb 2019

Event Time

13:00 - 14:55


Lexi Cinema,
Kensal Rise,
NW10 3JU


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Curriculum Subject/s

  • Citizenship
  • Democracy
  • Ethics
  • History
  • Human Rights
  • Law
  • Literacy
  • Personal
  • Politics
  • PSHE Education
  • Religious Education
  • Twentieth Century


  • Wheelchair friendly
    Wheelchair Access

WHAT: Into Film is proud to present an educational screening of Before Stonewall as part of our LGBT History Month programme showcasing LGBTQ+ cinema. The screening will be followed by a short talk from LGBT+ Opening Doors London ambassador Peter Scott-Presland who will expand upon the film's themes focusing on the British and European LGBT rights movement. Peter Scott-Presland is a playwright and writer about LGBT History, currently working on the British Campaign for Homosexual Equality, Amiable Warriors.  He has been working for LGBT Rights since the early 1970s. 

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)


*Educators must ensure they book tickets for themselves as well as students. On the order form, please indicate how many young people and how many adults will attend out of the total amount of tickets you have booked.*


We look forward to seeing you at the screening!

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Film title

Before Stonewall


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 LGBTQ+ 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



Country of Production



  • Documentary




84 minutes

Venue name

Lexi Cinema


Kensal Rise,
NW10 3JU