Monday, January 4, 2016

Stonewall



1995 American/British Feature

Cast: Guillermo Díaz, Frederick Weller, Brendan Corbalis, Duane Boutté, Bruce MacVittie, Peter Ratray, Dwight Ewell, Matthew Faber, Michael McElroy and Luiz Guzman
Director: Nigel Finch
Writer: Rikki Beadle-Blair, based on the memoir by Martin Duberman

Synopsis:
A young man seeking sexual liberation arrives in New York City's Greenwich Village in 1969. He finds it at the popular gay bar the Stonewall Inn on the eve of the dawn of gay liberation.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 63% / Audience: 69%
  • OMG rating: 4/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film (Limited Release).
  • L.A. Outfest Grand Jury Award - Honorable Mention for Outstanding Screenwriting.
  • San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Audience Award for Best Feature.

Notes/Trivia:
  • While the film is a work of fiction, it includes documentary-style interview footage with several people who were at the Stonewall Inn during the uprising, including artist Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt and activist Randy Wicker.
  • The cast also includes Christian Borle, Candis Cayne, Nicole Ari Parker, Aida Turturro and Isaiah Washington in small roles.
  • Final film of director Nigel Finch.
  • Screenwriter Rikki Beadle-Blair adapted the film into a stage play in 2007.

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