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Stonewall Uprising

Sunday, June 9 at 2:00 PM
Smith Opera House

This 2010 documentary looks at the fundamental role the June, 1969 Stonewall Riots played in gay liberation and gay rights in the United States.  Named for the Greenwich Village (New York City) gay hotel and bar, the Stonewall Inn, the riots are largely seen as the turning point in establishing our current understanding of gay rights. The film presents the societal situation for homosexual men and women – including the laws of the day – in the mid-1960s. At that time, forty-nine of the fifty states banned homosexuality and homosexual men and women were routinely harassed and arrested for a plethora of reasons outside of gay sex. Those involved on both sides of the conflict describe the situation that led to the riots and the meaning they have held for the LGBTQ community worldwide.

The Smith is screening this film in support of FLX Pride Weekend and as part of the theater’s 125th Birthday Celebration. Admission is free.

Grant support is provided by Rochester Area Community Foundation. Film sponsor is Bank of the Finger Lakes.

Logo promoting the Smith's 125th anniversary


Tickets:Free admission
Runtime:1 hour 20 minutes