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Rights and Reactions

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Actor Ian McKellen introduces an important documentary on gay rights, on the tenth anniversary of the birth of the Gay Liberation
Movement after the Stonewall riots in New York.
In 1986, the city of New York passed a gay rights bill, and mayor Edward Koch predicted that the sky would not fall. But the hearings and demonstrations that led up to this event became a focus for the inflammatory subject of the rights of lesbians and gay men. This highly praised documentary, which won top awards at the Chicago and San Francisco International Film
Festivals, follows events in the city council chambers and out on the streets to capture the full range of passionately held views, from gay activists to religious fundamentalists. Produced by PHIL ZWICKLER and JANE LIPPMAN
A REALIS PICTURES and SYZYGY
MEDIA production, in association with TAPESTRY productions

Contributors

Introduces:
Ian McKellen
Unknown:
Edward Koch
Produced By:
Phil Zwickler
Produced By:
Jane Lippman

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