Friday, June 28, 2013

Before Stonewall

1984 American Feature
Alternate Title: Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community

Cast: Rita Mae Brown, Ann Bannon, Lisa Ben, Gladys Bentley, Ivy Bottini, John Burnside, Martin Duberman, Allen Ginsberg, Barbara Gittings, Barbara Grier, Mabel Hampton, Harry Hay, Evelyn Hooker, Frank Kameny, Jim Kepner, Audre Lorde and Richard Bruce Nugent
Directors: Greta Schiller and Robert Rosenberg

The history of the gay and lesbian community prior to the 1969 Stonewall riots.


  • Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 80% / Audience: 70 %
  • OMG rating: 7/10

  • DVD: Available


  • News & Documentary Emmy Awards for Outstanding Informational Cultural or Historical Programming and Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Research.
  • Torino International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Festival Plate Award.

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