Before Stonewall
Before Stonewall (1985)

This documentary by Greta Schiller takes a look at the sometimes oblique American acknowledgment of homosexuals in the decades before a historical flashpoint in 1969. Late that year, the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village was… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 27, 1985
DVD Release Date: May 18, 2004
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Fascinating history of 20th Century Gay America

Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

This is a documentary that can tell the sometimes bitter truth and still conclude with an unambiguously heartening flourish.

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John A. Nesbit
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Before Stonewall stands as a competent documentary, straight-forward without any great cinematic techniques that stand out

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
I saw After Stonewall before seeing Before Stonewall. I don't think it particularly matters. Having this film created in the 80s allows us to get the words… More