Stonewall, a New Film Based on the Historic Stonewall Riots of 1969

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Stonewall is a new movie about the events surrounding the historic Stonewall Riots in 1969.

The film is written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Roland Emmerich, known mostly for his action movies (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, Godzilla, 2012). Due to the unfortunate violence surrounding the riots, it appears the pairing will make for great cinema.

STONEWALL is a drama about a fictional young man caught up during the 1969 Stonewall Riots. Danny Winters (Jeremy Irvine) is forced to leave behind friends and loved ones when he is kicked out of his parent’s home and flees to New York. Alone in Greenwich Village, homeless and destitute, he befriends a group of street kids who soon introduce him to the local watering hole The Stonewall Inn; however, this shady, mafia-run club is far from a safe-haven. As Danny and his friends experience discrimination, endure atrocities and are repeatedly harassed by the police, we see a rage begin to build. This emotion runs through Danny and the entire community of young gays, lesbians and drag queens who populate the Stonewall Inn and erupts in a storm of anger. With the toss of a single brick, a riot ensues and a crusade for equality is born.

The film will hit theaters nationwide on September 25th, 2015.

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