Submitting to or running from oppressive cops was the norm for the gay community in New York City back in the 50’s and 60’s, but, like Stonewall Uprising’s new poster’s tagline says, “on June 28th, 1969, everything changed.” When a small group of officers raided the Stonewall Inn, not only did the patrons fight back, but a massive crowd formed in front of the establishment. The arrival of more cops only added fuel to the fire and the riot continued through the night, the following two nights and eventually gave rise to what is now known as the Gay Pride Parade.
Is this news to you? Then checking out Kate Davis and David Heilbroner’s documentary Stonewall Uprising is a must. The film just began showing at New York’s Film Forum last week and will continue until July 13th. The film is also playing on various dates throughout the country. Click here to take a look at the full list and check out the film’s poster below, which features one of the few photos taken on the night of the riot.
By Perri Nemiroff (via IMP Awards)