Stonewall Uprising

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Release Date: June 16, 2010Running Time: 82 mins.
MPAA Rating: NoneBox Office: $127,940.00
Genre: Documentary

Kate Davis
David Heilbroner
Mark Samels
Kate Davis

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On June 28, 1969 New York City police raided a Greenwich Village Mafia-run gay bar, The Stonewall Inn. For the first time, patrons refused to be led into paddy wagons, setting off a 3-day riot that launched the Gay Rights Movement. Told by Stonewall patrons, journalists and the cop who led the raid, "Stonewall Uprising" recalls the bad old days when psychoanalysts equated homosexuality with mental illness and advised aversion therapy, and even lobotomies; public service announcements warned youngsters against predatory homosexuals; and police entrapment was rampant. A treasure-trove of archival footage vividly depicts this all-too-recent reality, a time when Mike Wallace announced on a 1966... Full Summary >>