Back to All Events

Reel Queer Watches Stonewall Uprising

  • Robbins Library 700 Massachusetts Avenue Arlington, MA, 02476 United States (map)

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, we’re screening the PBS documentary Stonewall Uprising. “In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City. Such raids were not unusual in the late 1960s, an era when homosexual sex was illegal in every state but Illinois. That night, however, the street erupted into violent protests and demonstrations that lasted for the next six days.The Stonewall riots, as they came to be known, marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the United States and around the world.”

This film is unrated and has a runtime of 1 hour and 23 minutes.

Earlier Event: June 9
Race Amity Day Film Screening
Later Event: June 13
PFLAG Parent/Family Support Group