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Free Pride Film: ‘Stonewall Uprising’ | Oakland

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Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Ellen Driscoll Playhouse | 325 Highand Ave., Piedmont, CA

Event Details

The Appreciating Diversity Film Series proudly presents Stonewall Uprising, a film that NY Times’ Stephen Holden called, “the most thorough exploration…of what came to be known as gay pride.”

“Told by Stonewall patrons, reporters and the cop who led the raid, Stonewall Uprising recalls the bad old days when psychoanalysts equated homosexuality with mental illness and advised aversion therapy, and even lobotomies; public service announcements warned youngsters against predatory homosexuals; and police entrapment was rampant. At the height of this oppression, the cops raid Stonewall, triggering nights of pandemonium with tear gas, billy clubs and a small army of tactical police. The rest is history.” – Karen Cooper, Director, Film Forum

6:30 PM Doors Open for free reception with light refreshments
7:00 PM Screening
8:20 PM Discussion facilitated by Appreciating Diversity Film Series
Where: Ellen Driscoll Theater, 325 Highland Ave, Piedmont, CA 94611

The Appreciating Diversity Film Series is sponsored by the Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee, the Piedmont League of Women Voters, and DiversityWorks.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: East Bay, Movies
Address: 325 Highand Ave., Piedmont, CA