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The timeline of acceptance in the gay community. Wow we have really come along way. Documentary pieced very well.
Time dated at the conclusion of the nineties when gay activism was at its height, there has been a regression in the movement and now new momentum. Great for its time, the film makers may want to bring it up to date.
well crafted and accurate doc as someone who lived almost everything shown here in my defense i was only 11 years old in 1969!
Great overview of the first 30 years of the gay liberation movement.
The archive footage in this doesn?t have the fascination of ?Before Stonewall?, but this is a better documentary duo to more interesting interviews and it is more touching as well. Well made and thought provoking.
74/100. The archive footage in this doesn't have the fascination of "Before Stonewall", but this is a better documentary duo to more interesting interviews and it is more touching as well. Well made and thought provoking.
This documentary made me simulateously inspired and depressed. So much cruelty done to others in the name of Love (God). On the other hand, the triumph of the human spirit in the face of adversity aways makes me mist up a little.
Of the GBLT documentaries Ive seen, this has been the best, most comprehensive and most educational.
Showing the gay civil rights movement from Stonewall to the late 90s, through the free love of the 70s, the dawn of AIDS, ACT UP, the Names Project, Dont Ask Dont Tell, Matthew Shepherd, and the coming out of Ellen Degeneres.
Unlike the others, there is a stronger focus on the confluence of civil rights movements in the United States...how the black/civil rights movement laid a path for the queer movement and the womens movement, (mixed with hippie like movements too)and how they all bounced off of each other.
After Stonewall also doesnt only focus on gay men, but on lesbians, and GBLTQ people of color, which has been missing in the other documentaries I've seen so far.
John Scagliotti's sequel to Before Stonewall, in the middle of the rejuvenated concentration on the hostile response toward gay visibility, for all intents and purposes works from looking at how far the gay community has come in such a fleeting spell, for example how swiftly time passed between the Stonewall uprising to the liberation that was the American Psychiatric Association's elimination of homosexuality from the list of mental illnesses. Not that everything had revolutionized across the board.
This optimistic Melissa Etheridge-narrated composition dials up the pixels of a period in history and sees it as a storm of individual memories and personal epiphanies accented by palpable benchmarks like disco, San Francisco, Anita Bryant, Harvey Milk, AIDS, Rock Hudson and the betrayal that was "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." It is illuminating that more than once in this relatively positive and buoyant doc, everyone seems as if to have a particular, inimitable remembrance in which they declare to have understood that their task in the gay movement has reached its fulfillment.
Despite the fact that the ultimate breakdown exposing a documentary that on the whole simmers three decades of the gay rights movement down to disjointed, particular separate acts, it would be unreasonable to consider each remote epiphany in doubt. With expressive, colloquial interviewees like Allison, Larry Kramer, Barbara Gittings, and Charles Ching offering review, isolated moments of clarification come out seemed like t. Nor is it to After Stonewall's detriment to suggest that it pretty much organized itself, and all Scagliotti had to do was keep the pace up in the editing room.
Toward the end of the documentary, the Rev. Troy Perry declares that the most important thing gays and lesbians have done to change the world has been coming out of the closet. In other words, forget all the pride parades, the political lobby efforts, the letters to congressmen, the increasing commercialization of the gay dollarâ¦the last piece of the puzzle, both he and the patchwork After Stonewall (alright, and me) seem to be saying, in staving off what could easily turn out to be an extremely lean period in social history for gay rights is to ensure that as many people as possible can put the face of a close individual on the complex, volatile, and nebulous identity of what is so often viciously attacked as "The Gay Agenda."
Must see. Every gay youth should be required to watch this, as well as "Before Stonewall".