New York, NY : First Run Features, [2005?]
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Formatted Contents Note
Opening and funding credits Melissa Ethbridge introduction Stonewall riot days After the riot gay power Gay men's sexual revolution Women's voices are heard Religion and politics in the 70's Anita Bryant and the backlash AIDS and Reagan Gay culture in the 80's AIDS activism grows the movement The great march, 1987 The 90's culture war Clinton and "don't ask, don't tell" Gays in the mainstream Memorials and credits.
"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 ... Chronicles the history of lesbian and gay life from the riots at Stonewall to the end of the century. It captures the hard work, struggles, tragic defeats and exciting victories experienced since then. It explores how AIDS literally changed the direction of the movement"--Container.
Originally released in 1999. "A quarter century of lesbian and gay activism"--Container. Special features: Interview with John Scagliotti; Dorothy Allison & Jewelle Gomez on Vito Russo; Armistead Maupin on PBS and the Christian Right; Barney Frank on Post-Stonewallian stories of travel; Jewelle Gomez on poetry as a galvanizing force; Dorothy Allison on making an alternative family; trailer gallery.
System Details Note
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.