Films Coming Soon
Thursday, June 27, 2019
BEFORE STONEWALL: THE MAKING OF A GAY AND LESBIAN COMMUNITY
One week only, June 28–July 4!
In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, leading to three nights of rioting by the city's gay community. With this outpouring of courage and unity the gay and lesbian liberation movement had begun. BEFORE STONEWALL pries open the closet door, setting free the dramatic story of the sometimes horrifying public and private existences experienced by LGBT Americans since the early 1900s. Revealing and often humorous, this widely acclaimed film relives the emotionally-charged sparking of today's gay rights movement, from the events that led to the fevered 1969 riots to many other milestones in the brave fight for acceptance. Experience the fascinating and unforgettable, decade-by-decade history of homosexuality in America through eye-opening historical footage and amazing interviews with those who lived through an often brutal closeted history. The theatrical re-release of 1984's BEFORE STONEWALL provides a chance to experience this eye-opening film on the big screen, with an audience, the way it was meant to be seen. Narrated by iconic author Rita Mae Brown, the film features stirring interviews with pioneering cultural figures and activists including Audre Lorde, Allen Ginsberg, Harry Hay, Richard Bruce Nugent, Frank Kameny and Barbara Gittings. DIR/PROD Greta Schiller, Robert Rosenberg; PROD John Scagliotti. U.S., 1984, color, 84 min. NOT RATED
AFI Member passes accepted.
Friday, June 14, 2019
One week only, June 14-20!
Exploring some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth, five pioneering scientists make surprising discoveries that flip our understanding of nature on its head and offer new hope for restoring our world.
Academy Award®-winning Passion Pictures and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios present one of the most important but untold science stories of our time — a tale with profound implications for the fate of life on our planet. Beginning in the 1960s, a small band of young scientists headed out into the wilderness, driven by an insatiable curiosity about how nature works. Immersed in some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth — from the majestic Serengeti to the Amazon jungle; from the Arctic Ocean to Pacific tide pools — they discovered a single set of rules that govern all life. Now in the twilight of their eminent careers, these five unsung heroes of modern ecology share the stories of their adventures, reveal how their pioneering work flipped our view of nature on its head, giving us a chance to reimagine the world as it could and should be. DIR/SCR Nicolas Brown; PROD David Allen. U.S., 2018, color, 84 min. NOT RATED
No AFI Member passes accepted.