Before Stonewall +She Wanted Green Lawns, GFT
29 August, 2018
Screening as part of Independent Cinema Office x Club des Femmes season Revolt, She Said: Women and Film after ’68.
So much more than a brilliant documentary about LGBTQ+ life in the USA before the 1969 Stonewall riots, Greta Schiller’s perception-changing film places its audience in the presence of legends in their own lifetimes.
From Queen of Lesbian Pulp Ann Bannon revealing Beebo Brinker’s secrets, to poet-activist Audre Lorde putting her finger on the essential moment the queer underground joined hands with the Civil Rights movement, the film travels from Harlem speakeasies to McCarthyism via Rosie the Riveter, showing a community and culture ready to explode by 1968.
Deploying a treasure trove of archive footage and historical songs laced with double entendres, this incredibly important documentary shows that we’ve always been here, been queer, and ready to riot.
Accompanied by short film She Wanted Green Lawns (UK 1989, 4m)
GFT, 12 Rose St, Glasgow G3 6RB
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