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Films of Pride and Protest

Films of Pride and Protest

Films of Pride and Protest

Various / 85min / Digital

DIRECTOR: VARIOUS

Christopher Street Gay Liberation Day footage (Women’s Liberation Cinema, Kate Millett and Susan Kleckner, 1971, 5 min.)
Sign of Protest (Pat Rocco, 1970, 20 min.)
Christopher Street West’s First Gay Pride Parade (Pat Rocco, 1970, 13 min.)
The Liberation of Griffith Park, or A Gay Time Was Had by All (Matt Spero, 1971, 11 min.)
Coming Out (Arthur J. Bressan, 1972, 10 min.)
We Were There (Pat Rocco, 1976, 20 min.)
Harvey Milk Supervisor Rally (Victoria Halewood, 1973, 3 min.)

A program of films offering images from the pioneering years of gay liberation. Christopher Street Gay Liberation Day and Christopher Street West’s First Gay Pride Parade offer scenes from the West Village on the first anniversary of the riots. Sign of Protest focuses on protests surrounding a homophobic sign hung in West Hollywood’s Barney’s Beanery. The Liberation of Griffith Park, shot at a Griffith Park “Gay-In,” is an invaluable document of LGBTQ culture in Los Angeles, while Coming Out interviews participants in San Francisco’s 1972 Gay Freedom Day celebration, and We Were There was filmed at Gay Pride Week events in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the bicentennial year. Finally, Harvey Milk Supervisor Rally captures in action the groundbreaking politician who prophesied his own assassination, stating “If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door.”