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Neighborhoods: The Hidden Cities of San Francisco - The Castro (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | History  -  June 1998 (USA)
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Now known internationally as the world's first "gay hometown," San Francisco's Castro District was a quiet, working-class neighborhood of European immigrants only a few decades ago. In this... See full summary »

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Now known internationally as the world's first "gay hometown," San Francisco's Castro District was a quiet, working-class neighborhood of European immigrants only a few decades ago. In this documentary, the story of the Castro's transformation is told by those who lived it, young and old, straight and gay. It's a tale of social upheaval, exuberant street culture, political assassination, and the inspiring coming-of-age of an entire community an ongoing saga even today. Written by KQED

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A must-see story of a neighborhood that's become a symbol of the quest for gay and lesbian equality and freedom
15 August 1999 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

This program not only tells the story of a city and neighborhood's growth and evolution, but of the growth and evolution of the gay civil rights movement itself. Beautifully photographed and intelligently written, this is a "must see" for anyone who's wondered why San Francisco is sometimes called a "gay mecca."

The producers have included interviews with a diverse group of people... heterosexual, gay and lesbian... most of whom have played important roles in the 20th century history of the Castro.

For anyone planning to visit San Francisco, for anyone who thinks they might be gay or lesbian, for anyone who knows they ARE, or for those just wondering about the whole issue... see this program. It will be time well spent.

"The Castro" captures the spirit of the neighborhood and of individuals seeking equality and freedom.


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