A full length documentary film recounting the events surrounding the widely publicized and controversial raid of a Fort Worth, Texas gay bar in 2009. Following a sordid aftermath, Fort ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Narrator (voice)
Christopher Aller ...
Himself (archive footage)
Thomas R. Anable ...
Joel Burns ...
Todd Camp ...
Daniel Scott Cates ...
Alison Egert ...
Eric Ensminger ...
David J. Folkert ...
Himself (archive footage)
Raymond Gill ...
Benjamin Guttery ...
Jeffrey Halstead ...
Wade Hampton ...


A full length documentary film recounting the events surrounding the widely publicized and controversial raid of a Fort Worth, Texas gay bar in 2009. Following a sordid aftermath, Fort Worth would become a leader in LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) equality. However, that journey was not smooth and without controversies. Witness history unfold as this film documents that journey from the perspective of eyewitnesses, activists and politicians who helped change the city. Narrated by television icon and Emmy nominated actress, Meredith Baxter. Written by Anonymous

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A night of fear gave a community its voice.



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15 March 2012 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Raid of the Rainbow Lounge screened at 33 film festivals across the U.S., Canada and Mexico:
  • QCinema - Fort Worth's Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival - Fort Worth, TX (2012)

  • Breckenridge Festival of Film - Breckenridge, CO (2012)

  • CNKY Scene Film Festival - Cincinnati, OH (2012)

  • Out in the Desert International Film Festival - Tucson, AZ (2012)

  • Rhode Island International Film Festival - Providence, RI (2012)

  • DOCUTAH - Southern Utah International Documentary Film Festival - St. George, UT (2012)

  • North Louisiana Gay and Lesbian Film Festival - Shreveport, LA (2012) - Long Beach QFilm Festival - Long Beach, CA (2012)

  • Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival - Palm Springs, CA

  • South Texas Underground Film Festival - Corpus Christi, TX (2012)

  • Portland Lesbian and Gay Film Festival - Portland, OR (2012)

  • Out on Film - Atlanta, GA (2012)

  • Reel Q - Pittsburgh Int'l LGBT Film Festival - Pittsburgh, PA (2012)

  • UNSPOKEN Human Rights Film Festival - Utica, NY (2012)

  • Mississippi International Film Festival - Jackson, MS (2012)

  • Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival - Indianapolis, IN (2012)

  • Teaneck International Film Festival - Teaneck, NJ (2012)

  • DocMiami International Film Festival - Miami, FL (2012)

  • Desperado LGBT Film Festival - Phoenix, AZ (2013)

  • Thin Line Film Festival - Denton, TX (2013)

  • San Antonio QFest - San Antonio, TX (2013)

  • Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival - Miami, FL (2013)

  • Out at the Movies - Winston-Salem, NC (2013)

  • GayCharlotte Film Festival - Charlotte, NC(2013)

  • FilmOut San Diego - San Diego, CA (2013)

  • Out Film CT - Hartford, CT (2013)

  • Mix Mexico - Mexico City, Mexico (2013)

  • ReelHeART International Film Festival - Toronto, Canada (2013)

  • Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival - Seattle, WA (2013)

  • Louisville LGBT Film Festival - Louisville, KY(2013)

  • Vegas International Film Festival - Las Vegas, NV (2013)

  • Great Lakes International Film Festival - Eerie, PA (2013)

  • B'More QFest, a Film & Media Event - Baltimore, MD (2014)

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Performed by C. Armour
Written by C. Armour
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Can't Miss Snapshot of Civil Rights Success
25 September 2012 | by (Fort Worth, Texas) – See all my reviews

Director Robert L. Camina chronicles a small city police force's raid of a gay bar on the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. The Raid that threatened to set back human rights in Fort Worth, Texas because an example of peaceful resistance, the effective use of mainstream and social media, and of the power of compassion and decency to change the culture in one of the reddest cities in one of the reddest states. This film is a testament in the American human rights struggle. Camina follows the bar's patrons -- including a former journalist, a certified public accountant, and straight woman caught up in the turmoil while out with her boyfriend through an evening that changed their lives and their struggle to find both the answer to why it occurred and the way of ensuring that it never happens again. The film also watches a new police chief learn quickly how to create a poor first impression. This documentary is a must see again and again.

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