Where Pride Began – “Stonewall” at the Loft



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)

3 thoughts on “Where Pride Began – “Stonewall” at the Loft”

  1. Watched “Stonewall” today with 7 men at the Loft theater, and despite the Star review, it was a gripping story of a gay teen who ran from his Indiana home to Christopher Street in NYC, became befriended by other gay youth. The way homosexuality was portrayed in 1969 is graphic in this movie, but the ensuing riot at the Stonewall Inn does present the plight of gay rights back then. Now in 2015 we have acceptance of gays in the workplace and even gay marriage all across America, so the movie makes a strong point about how far GLBT rights has come. Some of the characters portrayed in the movie are real, and what happens to them is mentioned at the end.
    And check out our BfAZ Calendar for Pride events from Oct. 8 to Oct. 17 in Tucson.

  2. I know their is much concern in the gay community about white gay pride hogging the movie as they have tried to hog everything else since they realized a couple of days after stonewall that putting up sign asking the gays of color and lesbians to stop rioting (mattachine society) was bad tactical error. they then tried to say it was white males who led the movement and tried to pretend that a lesbian who started the resistance marlyin fowler and other lesbian were not their but made up as well as gays of color. the books on stonewall written by white men also pull this crap trying to rewrite history. I hope people are wrong about this movie.

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