Stonewall Uprising (2010)



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Movie Info

"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 … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: David Heilbroner
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 1, 2011
Box Office: $0.1M
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Critic Reviews for Stonewall Uprising

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (16)

For a movie about a groundbreaking gay rebellion, Stonewall Uprising plays it much too straight.

Full Review… | August 17, 2010
Washington Post
Top Critic

It comes alive through the memories of those who were there.

Full Review… | July 29, 2010
Seattle Times
Top Critic

On the one hand, Stonewall Uprising shows how far we've come toward enlightenment and tolerance since that hot June night. On the other, it reminds us that there are still many minds to change and rights to win.

Full Review… | July 8, 2010
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

The film does a sturdy job of placing the clash in historical context.

Full Review… | July 8, 2010
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

Pplaces the incident within the context of the Civil Rights struggles of the 1960s with PBS-caliber tact and compassion.

Full Review… | July 8, 2010
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

Stonewall Uprising is an important documentary -- and a passionate and compassionate reconstruction of the historic standoff between police and pubcrawlers.

Full Review… | June 25, 2010
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Audience Reviews for Stonewall Uprising

Most of it is familiar territory, but its nice to hear people who were there retell their story about what it was like rather than just a bunch of historians discussing its significance. We know it was the turning point, but to listen to gay men and women describe how and why they were pushed to the breaking point is pretty interesting.

Alec Barniskis
Alec Barniskis

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