STARTS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2 at the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson
Check website for show times: www.loftcinema.com
Director Roland Emmerich’s passionate drama tells the incredible true story of the 1969 Stonewall riots that started America’s modern LGBT rights movement. Stonewall centers on the fictional Danny Winters (Jeremy Irvine, War Horse), who is forced to leave behind friends and loved ones when he is kicked out of his parent’s home and flees to New York.
Alone in Greenwich Village, homeless and destitute, he befriends a group of street kids who soon introduce him to the local watering hole The Stonewall Inn; however, this shady, mafia-run club is far from a safe-haven. As Danny and his friends experience discrimination, endure brutality and are repeatedly harassed by the police, a rage begin to build. This emotion runs through Danny and the entire community of young gays, lesbians and drag queens who populate the Stonewall Inn, finally erupting in a storm of anger. With the toss of a single brick, a riot ensues and a crusade for equality is born. Co-starring Jonny Beauchamp (“Penny Dreadful”), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (“The Tudors”), Ron Perlman (“Sons of Anarchy”), Joey King (White House Down) and Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men: First Class). (Dir. by Roland Emmerich, 2015, USA, 129 mins., Rated R)