May
6
Mon
Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community

In 1969 the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village, leading to three nights of rioting by the city’s gay community. With this outpouring of courage and unity the gay liberation movement had begun.

Before Stonewall pries open the closet door, setting free the dramatic story of the sometimes horrifying public and private existences experienced by LGBT Americans since the early 1900’s. Revealing and often humorous, this widely acclaimed film relives the emotionally-charged sparking of today’s gay rights movement, from the events that led to the fevered 1969 riots to many other milestones in the brave fight for acceptance. Experience the fascinating and unforgettable, decade-by-decade history of homosexuality in America through eye-opening historical footage and amazing interviews with those who lived through an often brutal closeted history.

Narrated by iconic author Rita Mae Brown. Groundbreaking interviews with Ann Bannon, Martin Duberman, Allen Ginsberg, Barbara Gittings, Harry Hay, Mabel Hampton, Dr. Evelyn Hooker, Frank Kameny, Audre Lorde, Richard Bruce Nugent, Jose Sarria and many more.

Before Stonewall has been newly restored for the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. About the restoration: The 16mm negative was scanned and digitized at Periscope Films in Los Angeles. The file was then color corrected at Edition Salzgeber in Berlin, who created the ProRes and DCP. Director Greta Schiller supervised the process and approved the new ProRes and DCP.

Documentary, not rated, 1 hr. 28 min., 1984 

$7.50, Museum members $5

 

May
10
Fri
Ill Fate
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ill Fate

This long-overdue documentary explores the role and image of women in Iranian cinema from the introduction of the moving images around 1900 through the Iranian Revolution and the establishment of the Islamic government in 1979. Fascinating research and insight illuminates dozens of clips from rare and classic titles.

Documentary, not rated, 1 hr. 28 min., 2018
Persian with English subtitles

$7.50, Museum members $5

May
11
Sat
Ill Fate
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ill Fate

This long-overdue documentary explores the role and image of women in Iranian cinema from the introduction of the moving images around 1900 through the Iranian Revolution and the establishment of the Islamic government in 1979. Fascinating research and insight illuminates dozens of clips from rare and classic titles.

Documentary, not rated, 1 hr. 28 min., 2018
Persian with English subtitles

$7.50, Museum members $5

May
12
Sun
Ill Fate
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ill Fate

This long-overdue documentary explores the role and image of women in Iranian cinema from the introduction of the moving images around 1900 through the Iranian Revolution and the establishment of the Islamic government in 1979. Fascinating research and insight illuminates dozens of clips from rare and classic titles.

Documentary, not rated, 1 hr. 28 min., 2018
Persian with English subtitles

$7.50, Museum members $5

May
13
Mon
Ill Fate
May 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Ill Fate

This long-overdue documentary explores the role and image of women in Iranian cinema from the introduction of the moving images around 1900 through the Iranian Revolution and the establishment of the Islamic government in 1979. Fascinating research and insight illuminates dozens of clips from rare and classic titles.

Documentary, not rated, 1 hr. 28 min., 2018
Persian with English subtitles

$7.50, Museum members $5

Ill Fate
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ill Fate

This long-overdue documentary explores the role and image of women in Iranian cinema from the introduction of the moving images around 1900 through the Iranian Revolution and the establishment of the Islamic government in 1979. Fascinating research and insight illuminates dozens of clips from rare and classic titles.

Documentary, not rated, 1 hr. 28 min., 2018
Persian with English subtitles

$7.50, Museum members $5