First show: July 18
In honor the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the Roxie brings back the acclaimed, newly restored, 1984 doc depicting American’s brutally closeted history & the events leading up to the birth of the Gay Liberation Movement.
An OUTlook Presentation!
“Funny, sad, courageous and touching!” – Seattle Times
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.
Before Stonewall pries open the closet door–setting free the dramatic story of the sometimes horrifying public and private existences experienced by gay and lesbian Americans since the 1920s. Revealing and often humorous, this widely acclaimed film relives the emotionally-charged sparking of today’s gay rights movement, from the events that led to the fevered 1969 riots to many other milestones in the brave fight for acceptance.
Experience the fascinating and unforgettable, decade-by-decade history of homosexuality in America through eye-opening historical footage and amazing interviews with those who lived through an often brutal closeted history.
“Entertaining and enlightening!” – Los Angeles Times
“A Must-See!” – LA Weekly
Director: Greta Schiller. Co-Director: Robert Rosenberg. 1984. DCP. 87 mins.
FREE OR DISCOUNTED FOR MEMBERS
NOTE: FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME.
Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.
BEFORE STONEWALL: Upcoming Showtimes