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Raid of the Rainbow Lounge (2012)

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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 »


Robert L. Camina
9 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »





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


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) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Raid of the Rainbow Lounge premiered at the AMC Palace 9 in downtown Fort Worth, Texas on March 15, 2012 to a sold out audience. The film was the lead story on almost every local news broadcast (ABC, CBS, NBC, CW, FOX) in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex (6.5 million population). Raid of the Rainbow Lounge headlined in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram for two days. See more »


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Can't Miss Snapshot of Civil Rights Success
25 September 2012 | by craigmcneiljd-934-40334See 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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