After Stonewall

30 years ago, America’s hidden lesbians and gay men experienced a moment of truth when the patrons of New York’s Stonewall Bar spontaneously united against chronic police harassment, marking the moment when gay civil rights began. Years later, the legendary documentary ‘Before Stonewall’ recorded life as it had been before the riot. Now, AFTER STONEWALL brings us up to date.From the rise of San Francisco as the heart of the gay world, to the significance of disco. Through the beginning of conflicts between dykes and gay men to the unity brought about by AIDS. This isn’t news to those of us who have lived through these times. But as a history we can’t afford to forget, it makes for an intensely powerful and moving film.

Duration:
88 minutes

Country of origin:
USA

Year of production:
1999