A screening, marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, of the BBC drama-documentary about the run-up to the night of queer protest.
Nigel Finch’s fictionalised account of the lead-up to the 1969 Stonewall riots, the rebellion that occurred when the gay and trans clientele of the Stonewall Inn fought back when the bar was raided by the police, remains a powerful drama.
Unlike Roland Emmerich’s notorious 2015 film about the riots, Finch and screenwriter Rikki Beadle-Blair focus on the queer people of colour who resisted, sparking the Gay Liberation Movement. Finch’s film stars gay actors in gay roles, a rarity at the time it was made, and is a must-see for anyone with an interest in queer history.
The introduction will be given by Barbican and season curator, Alex Davidson.
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Reserve tickets at this website2019-08-22 18:30 2019-08-22 18:30 Europe/London Heat of the Moment: Stonewall (15) + intro A screening, marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, of the BBC drama-documentary about the run-up to the night of queer protest. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/08/22/heat-of-the-moment-stonewall-15-intro-208911 Barbican Centre,Silk Street, London, London,