MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 7,889 this week

After Stonewall (1999)

7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 249 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 9 critic

Documentary/Historical retrospective of the Gay Rights movement from the 1969 Stonewall riots to the present.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1896 titles
created 11 Nov 2012
 
a list of 58 titles
created 27 Jan 2013
 
a list of 1708 titles
created 19 Apr 2013
 
a list of 99 titles
created 8 months ago
 
list image
a list of 28 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "After Stonewall" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: After Stonewall (1999)

After Stonewall (1999) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of After Stonewall.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Anita Bryant ...
Herself (archive footage)
...
Herself - Narrator (voice)
...
Himself
Jewelle Gomez ...
Herself
Harry Hay ...
Himself
Larry Kramer ...
Himself
Sheila James Kuehl ...
Herself
...
Himself (archive footage)
Edit

Storyline

Documentary/Historical retrospective of the Gay Rights movement from the 1969 Stonewall riots to the present.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 June 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

After Stonewall  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Los Angeles Outfest)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features Longtime Companion (1989) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An Optimistic Composition
11 November 2008 | by (Cincinnati, OH, United States) – See all my reviews

John Scagliotti's sequel to Before Stonewall, in the middle of the rejuvenated concentration on the hostile response toward gay visibility, for all intents and purposes works from looking at how far the gay community has come in such a fleeting spell, for example how swiftly time passed between the Stonewall uprising to the liberation that was the American Psychiatric Association's elimination of homosexuality from the list of mental illnesses. Not that everything had revolutionized across the board.

This optimistic Melissa Etheridge-narrated composition dials up the pixels of a period in history and sees it as a storm of individual memories and personal epiphanies accented by palpable benchmarks like disco, San Francisco, Anita Bryant, Harvey Milk, AIDS, Rock Hudson and the betrayal that was "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." It is illuminating that more than once in this relatively positive and buoyant doc, everyone seems as if to have a particular, inimitable remembrance in which they declare to have understood that their task in the gay movement has reached its fulfillment.

Despite the fact that the ultimate breakdown exposing a documentary that on the whole simmers three decades of the gay rights movement down to disjointed, particular separate acts, it would be unreasonable to consider each remote epiphany in doubt. With expressive, colloquial interviewees like Allison, Larry Kramer, Barbara Gittings, and Charles Ching offering review, isolated moments of clarification come out seemed like t. Nor is it to After Stonewall's detriment to suggest that it pretty much organized itself, and all Scagliotti had to do was keep the pace up in the editing room.

Toward the end of the documentary, the Rev. Troy Perry declares that the most important thing gays and lesbians have done to change the world has been coming out of the closet. In other words, forget all the pride parades, the political lobby efforts, the letters to congressmen, the increasing commercialization of the gay dollar…the last piece of the puzzle, both he and the patchwork After Stonewall (alright, and me) seem to be saying, in staving off what could easily turn out to be an extremely lean period in social history for gay rights is to ensure that as many people as possible can put the face of a close individual on the complex, volatile, and nebulous identity of what is so often viciously attacked as "The Gay Agenda."


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss After Stonewall (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page