**** London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival screening
23 March 2010
Using a deft, human touch Stonewall Uprising contextualizes and
illuminates the events of late June 1969 that changed queer lives forever.
Based on David Carter's book Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked A Gay
Revolution, the film uses footage from the era, mixing it with
recreated images and film to set the scene. Most compelling are the
interviews with participants from both sides of the riots. All of
whom speak frankly and emotively, about their part in civil rights history.
By adhering strictly to facts and these, often hilarious, eyewitness
accounts Stonewall Uprising explodes many of the myths that have
sprung up around these momentous few days. What is left is an
absorbing, clear-eyed document of a life-changing event, anchored
solidly in the socio-political climate of the time.
Essential viewing then, for those with little knowledge of the
skirmish that birthed the gay rights movement, but also for those who
think they've heard it all before.