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New Meetup: Stonewall Uprising at Film Forum

From: Jim
Sent on: Thursday, June 3, 2010 8:14 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for VegOut NYC!

What: Stonewall Uprising at Film Forum

When: Thursday, June 17,[masked]:30 PM

Film Forum
209 W Houston St
New York, NY 10014

On June 28, 1969 everything changed. This was the beginning of the Stonewall Uprising. This is also the title of a new documentary being shown at Film Forum on West Houston Street.

Here is the description from Film Forum:

?It was the Rosa Parks moment,? says one man. June 28, 1969: NYC police raid a Greenwich Village Mafia-run gay bar, The Stonewall Inn. For the first time, patrons refuse to be led into paddy wagons, setting off a 3-day riot that launches the Gay Rights Movement. Told by Stonewall patrons, Village Voice reporters and the cop who led the raid, STONEWALL UPRISING compellingly 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 gives life to this all-too-recent reality, a time when Mike Wallace announced on a 1966 CBS Reports: ?The average homosexual, if there be such, is promiscuous. He is not interested in, nor capable of, a lasting relationship like that of a heterosexual marriage.? At the height of this oppression, the cops raid Stonewall, triggering nights of pandemonium with tear gas, billy clubs and a small army of tactical police. The rest is history.

Filmmakers Kate Davis & David Heilbroner will be at this showing with Film Subjects.

The film is 82 minutes.

Afterwards we can discuss the film at a nearby eatery such as S'Nice SoHo or Sacred Chow or we can throw all pretense of eating well out the window and head over to Lula's Sweet Apothecary.

If you would like to meet up for this showing please consider this quickly. There are a select number of tickets available on-line in advance. According to Film Forum's website there are only so many tickets allocated for on-line selling. There should be tickets available at the box office for that day's showing. You may have to get there really early to get them though. I encourage those interested in attending this showing with the filmmakers and film subjects to make an early decision.

The film is being shown from June 16 through June 29 with several showings each day.

For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.

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