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Stonewall (1996)




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The birth of the gay rights movement gets a fictionalized treatment in this drama based loosely on the acclaimed documentary of the same name by Martin Duberman. In 1969, Matty Dean (Fred Weller) arrives in New York City's Greenwich Village hoping that life there will provide the sexual liberation forbidden to him by his small town upbringing. Matty falls in love with LaMiranda (Guillermo Diaz), a cross-dresser who introduces him to the regulars at the infamous Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar. He is shocked, however, to learn that the NYPD regularly raids the Stonewall, harassing the clientele and closeted owner Vinnie (Bruce MacVitte). After one such incident, Matty ends up in jail, where he's attracted to Ethan (Brendan Corbalis), a gay activist preaching a moderate policy of conformity and peaceful protest. The latter is not possible, however, when police storm the Stonewall yet again and, led by Vinnie's lover Bustonia (Duane Boutte), enraged drag queens fight back in a riot of historical significance.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, sex, violence)
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Rikki Beadle-Blair, Ricky Beadle-Blair
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On DVD: Feb 13, 2001


Guillermo Díaz
as LaMiranda
Frederick Weller
as Matty Dean
Bruce MacVittie
as Skinny Vinnie
Matthew Faber
as Mizz Moxie
Dwight Ewell
as Helen Wheels
Michael McElroy
as Princess Ernestine
Joey Dedio
as Angelo
George Rafferty
as Male Draft Officer
Nicole N. Parker
as Female Draft Officer
Chuck Preiffer
as Psychiatrist
Gerry Becker
as Mattachine Speaker
John Ventimiglia
as Tea Dance Bouncer
Peter Davies
as Head Waiter
Aida Turturro
as Bar Waitress
Steve Itkin
as Bar Manager
Gaetano LoGiudice
as Vinnie's Bodyguard
Queen Allyson Allant...
as Stonewall Testimonia...
Tim Artz
as Plainclothes Cop
Duane Boutté
as Bostonia
Vinnie Capone
as José/Camelia
John Doman
as Plainclothes Cop
Bob Kohler
as Stonewall Testimonia...
Thomas Lanigan-Schmi...
as Stonewall Testimonia...
Fenton Lawless
as Mr August
Sascha Loren
as Stonewall Testimonia...
Robert Louden
as Stonewall Testimonia...
Joe Mosso
as Nightstick Cop
Chuck Pfeifer
as Psychiatrist
Rennie Pincus
as Desperate Cop
Stan Tracy
as Bar Manager
Rusty Wicker
as Stonewall Testimonia...
Isaiah Washington
as Uniformed Cop
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Critic Reviews for Stonewall

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Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Time Out
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San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Stonewall

An interesting look into some of the players of the time and their parts in this momentous time in LGBT history.

Mario Madrid

To think it was considered a crime for a man to dress up as a woman. This world has come a long way.

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