2230 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, California 94704

Documentary of Historic, Pivotal Event in Gay Rights Movement Opening on July 9, 2010

Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre - 1572 California Street at Polk, San Francisco, CA 94109
Tickets are $10.00 for general admission and $8.00 for seniors, students and children
Showtimes (valid 7/9-7/15): Fri-Sat: 2:15, 4:15, 7:00, 9:15. Sun: 2:15, 4:15, 7:00. Mon-Thu: 4:15, 7:00

Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas - 2230 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
Tickets are $10.00 for general admission and $8.00 for seniors, students and children
Showtimes (valid 7/9-7/15): Daily: 1:45, 3:45, 5:45, 7:45, 9:45

Showtimes and tickets will be available at the theatre box office and at:


STONEWALL UPRISING, co-directed by Kate Davis (Southern Comfort) and David Heilbroner, recounts the dramatic event that launched a movement whose impact has deeply affected the course of the human rights struggle. Told by those who took part—from drag queens and street hustlers to police detectives, journalists, and a former mayor of New York—and featuring a rich trove of archival footage, the film revisits a time when homosexual acts were illegal throughout America, and homosexuality itself was seen as a form of mental illness. Hunted and often entrapped by undercover police in their hometowns, gays from around the U.S. began fleeing to New York in search of a sanctuary. Hounded there still by an aggressive police force, they found a semblance of normalcy in a Mafia-run gay bar in Greenwich Village, the Stonewall Inn. When police raided Stonewall on June 28, 1969, gay men and women did something they hadn't done before: they fought back. As the streets of New York erupted into violent protests and street demonstrations, the collective anger announced that the gay rights movement had arrived. STONEWALL UPRISING was recently shown at Frameline34, the 2010 San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival.

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

The film’s running time is 82 minutes; it is not rated.

Added by landmark on July 6, 2010

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