Stonewall Uprising Reviews

August 17, 2010
For a movie about a groundbreaking gay rebellion, Stonewall Uprising plays it much too straight.
July 29, 2010
It comes alive through the memories of those who were there.
July 8, 2010
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.
July 8, 2010
Pplaces the incident within the context of the Civil Rights struggles of the 1960s with PBS-caliber tact and compassion.
June 25, 2010
Stonewall Uprising is an important documentary -- and a passionate and compassionate reconstruction of the historic standoff between police and pubcrawlers.
June 21, 2010
Fascinating doc provides the story of this pivotal moment in gay rights.
June 20, 2010
Many witnesses offer emotional recollections of the ensuing riots, but equally powerful moments come courtesy of old footage, in which anti-gay "experts" expound with a confident ignorance that sounds chillingly familiar even today.
June 18, 2010
The great strength of Kate David and David Heilbroner's Stonewall Uprising is its rich context.
June 17, 2010
Stonewall Uprising is first and foremost about people. Politics and history and sexuality are there, too, but they're subsidiary to the human stories the documentary tells.
June 17, 2010
The directors score a coup in getting testimony from the police officer who led the raid, a now-elderly gentleman who freely confesses the fear that rippled through his unit, and his regrets in having been on the wrong side of history.
June 16, 2010
Cohesive, well-structured docu from veteran filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner boasts a panoply of found footage, graphically positioning the uprising as a flashpoint following decades of repression.
June 16, 2010
Stonewall Uprising methodically ticks off the forms of oppression visited on gays and lesbians in the days before the gay rights movement.
June 16, 2010
This all-new assemblage of rare home-movie footage, photographs, and gripping testimony from people who were there -- including one of the cops who led the raid -- allows us to experience a landmark civil rights event in a fresh and fascinating way.
June 16, 2010
The filmmakers do a good job of laying out the whos, whys and wheres through diagrams, reenactments and testimonials from veterans on both sides of the skirmish.
June 15, 2010
The memories of those who were definitely there during those momentous days in late June are undeniably powerful... But are their voices best served by the messy documentary in which they appear?