The riots that followed the arrests at New York City’s Stonewall Inn in 1969 are widely considered to be a major development in the history of gay and lesbian rights in America. This documentary investigates national cultural perceptions of homosexuality prior to the event including past perceptions over previous decades, particularly in regard to police conflicts and censorship. In addition to interviews with activists and scholars, the film includes the reflections of renowned writer Allen Ginsberg.
“It may sound kind of worthy, but in fact it’s an utterly fascinating slice of social history.”
— The Guardian
Directors Greta Schiller, Robert Rosenberg
Producers Robert Rosenberg, Greta Schiller
1984 | United States | 87 mins | Documentary