STONEWALL UPRISING: The Year That Changed America
Heritage House Arts & Civic Center
1428 Jenkins Road
- Chattanooga, TN 37421-3226
- Presented By: Heritage House Arts & Civic Center
- Location: Upstairs inside the Heritage House
As part of LGBT History Month, the Heritage House Arts & Civic Center proudly presents films recognizing the culture and contributions of the LGBTIA community to the world . . .
“(At Stonewall) we became a people.”
— Danny Garvin, participant
When police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City on June 28, 1969, the street erupted into violent protests 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 as well as around the world.
Directed by Kate David & David Heilbroner, this acclaimed documentary was the winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at Outflix Film Festival in 2010 as well as being nominated for the Dorian Award as the LGBT-Themed Documentary of the Year by the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association in 2011.
* Admission is free courtesy of the Chattanooga Department of Youth & Family Development and the Heritage House Arts & Civic Center.
(Feature running time: 1 hour, 20 minutes)