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TAP Centre for Creativity

Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay & Lesbian Community

In partnership with Western University's Film Studies Program, FRAMES presents a 16mm screening of Greta Schiller & Robert Rosenberg's landmark 1984 documentary, Before Stonewall, a passionate cultural history of America's Queer activist community and the fight for liberation.

Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay & Lesbian Community
Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay & Lesbian Community

Time & Location

Jun 14, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

TAP Centre for Creativity, 203 Dundas St, London, ON N6A 1G4, Canada

About The Event

In partnership with Western University's Film Studies Program, FRAMES presents a 16mm screening of Greta Schiller & Robert Rosenberg's landmark 1984 documentary, Before Stonewall, a passionate cultural history of America's Queer activist community and the fight for liberation during the first half of the 20th Century.

Preceded by two short films by the legendary filmmaker, Kenneth Anger. 

"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."

description from First Run Features)

Program:

Kustom Kar Kommandos

Kenneth Anger | 1965 | USA | 3 minutes

Puce Moment

Kenneth Anger | 1949 | USA | 6 minutes

Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay & Lesbian Community

Greta Schiller & Robert Rosenberg | 1984 | USA | 87 minutes

Friday, June 14 @ 7pm TAP Centre for Creativity 203 Dundas St. London, ON

$10 admission  (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Projected on 16mm film

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