Distribution

Before Stonewall

Dir: Greta Schiller

USA

1984

87 mins

tbc

Play Dates

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  • Scotland
  • North
  • London

Eden Court Theatre

13/08/2018

- 13/08/2018

Filmhouse

12/08/2018

- 12/08/2018

Edinburgh

Glasgow Film Theatre

29/08/2018

- 29/08/2018

Glasgow

Hyde Park Picture House

31/07/2018

- 31/07/2018

Leeds

Regent Street Cinema

15/08/2018

- 15/08/2018

Westminster,

London

Tyneside Cinema

16/08/2018

- 16/08/2018

Newcastle upon Tyne

Eden Court Theatre

13/08/2018

- 13/08/2018

Filmhouse

12/08/2018

- 12/08/2018

Edinburgh

Glasgow Film Theatre

29/08/2018

- 29/08/2018

Glasgow

Hyde Park Picture House

31/07/2018

- 31/07/2018

Leeds

Tyneside Cinema

16/08/2018

- 16/08/2018

Newcastle upon Tyne

Regent Street Cinema

15/08/2018

- 15/08/2018

Westminster,

London

So much more than a brilliant documentary about LGBTQ+ life in the USA before the 1969 Stonewall riots, Greta Schiller’s perception-changing film places its audience in the presence of legends in their own lifetimes.

From Queen of Lesbian Pulp Ann Bannon revealing Beebo Brinker’s secrets, to poet-activist Audre Lorde putting her finger on the essential moment the queer underground joined hands with the Civil Rights movement, the film travels from Harlem speakeasies to McCarthyism via Rosie the Riveter, showing a community and culture ready to explode by 1968.

Deploying a treasure trove of archive footage and historical songs laced with double entendres, this incredibly important documentary shows that we’ve always been here, been queer, and ready to riot.

Accompanying short film

We are delighted to make short films available to exhibitors booking specific features from Revolt, She Said at no extra cost. To accompany screenings of Before Stonewall we will be screening She Wanted Green Lawns.

Our advisory certificate for both films is 15.

Play Dates

Booking Information

Telephone:
0207 636 7120

Email:
bookings@independentcinemaoffice.org.uk

Available Formats

DCP

Distributor

Independent Cinema Office (ICO)

Terms

35% / £100MG (plus transport for DCP).
**Please note terms are per screening, not per booking

She Wanted Green Lawns

Dir: Sarah Turner | UK | 1989 | 4 mins | available on digital download

Featuring the Carpenters song ‘Close To You’, this is an ode to love and fantasy from Sarah Turner, director of Public House (2015). Filmed in a gay bar, the roving camera hesitates on a woman’s face, on some lilies, on small groups of people drinking and enjoying themselves and on the proverbial kiss between two women. As if on cue, ten lesbians gather in line at the bar and nonchalantly perform a synchronised dance. A sublime fantasy, with pleasure as protest. If you would like to screen She Wanted Green Lawns alongside Before Stonewall, simply state this in your email to bookings@independentcinemaoffice.org.uk.

Images from Before Stonewall

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