A Celebration of Creativity &
 in Independent Films


MARCH 28-31, 2019

BEFORE STONEWALL: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community

In Honor of Pride Fest and the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising

The 2019 L-Dub Film Festival opens with

BEFORE STONEWALL: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community

In 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 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 1900’s. 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.

There will be a live Q&A and panel discussion with the director Robert Rosenberg and others after the screening

Watch this page for festival updates