Part of Queer Qlassics
Wed, Aug 9 at 8:00pm: Introduction from Dr. Marisa Richmond, retired Professor of LGBTQ Studies at MTSU. Post-screening discussion via Zoom with writer, director and producer Susan Stryker | BUY TICKETS
The story of the 1966 Compton’s Cafeteria riot dismantles the precedent of Stonewall as the “Big Bang” of LGBTQIA+ liberation — and re-frames the queer history cannon by bringing new awareness to the longer arc of our past. In this Emmy-winning account, historian Susan Stryker demonstrates the importance of queer archives as necessary tools for understanding silenced and forgotten histories. Stryker’s research illuminates how a group of ordinary transgender women at the helm of resistance, organizing and social change became extraordinary historical figures in the fight for equality for sexual, gender and ethnic minorities in the decades that followed.
“Made with extraordinary care and attention to detail...” —David Wiegand, SFGate “A clearly defined history, with inspirational individuals standing against oppression, will provide a solid foundation for a trans – and LGBT – movement that will continue the global fight against subjugation.” —Gareth Buckell, Close-Up Film Centre