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Upstairs Inferno (2015)

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On June 24, 1973, a gay bar in New Orleans called the Up Stairs Lounge was deliberately set on fire: an event that for over 40 years, was considered the "Largest Gay Mass Murder in U.S. History".


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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Narrator (voice)
Regina Adams ... Herself
Misti Ates ... Herself
David Billings ... Himself (as Reverend David Billings)
Bishop Paul Breton ... Himself
Stewart Butler ... Himself
Kevin Coakley ... Himself
Clayton Delery-Edwards ... Himself
Clancy DuBos ... Himself
Francis Dufrene ... Himself
Henry Kubicki ... Himself
Ronnie LeBoeuf ... Himself
John J. Meyers ... Himself
Chris E. Mickal ... Himself
Duane Mitchell ... Himself


On June 24, 1973, an arsonist set fire to the Up Stairs Lounge, a gay bar located on the edge of the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana. The fire ultimately killed 32 people and severely injured countless others. For over 40 years, it was considered the "Largest Gay Mass Murder in U.S. History". With exclusive interviews from survivors, family/friends of victims and witnesses, along with long lost artifacts, newsreel footage and photos, UPSTAIRS INFERNO vividly examines this oft-forgotten story and gets inside the hearts and minds of a handful of vibrant people who experienced one of the most important and underreported moments in LGBT History. Written by Camina Entertainment

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The nearly forgotten story about the 1973 New Orleans gay mass murder.



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Upstairs Inferno tells a riveting tale
30 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

At a time when the rights of many American Citizens were still being denied or challenged, a gay nightclub was intentionally set afire. That would have been horrific enough, but how the community reacted was even more chilling. the story of those who died, those who survived and the effects it had on community and family will leave the viewer heartbroken, aghast and incredulous. It was at the time, and until recently, the largest gay mass murder in history. The film does remind us how far we have come, but in light of recent events, it also reminds us how far we have to go. This is a story ripped right from the headlines and yet, one very few people know about. Camina takes a difficult subject and reveals the truth of what happened to human beings, who had simply gone out for a night of fun with friends.

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