Before Stonewall's primary photo
  • Before Stonewall (1984)
  • Unrated
    87 min | Documentary, History
Before Stonewall (1984)
Unrated
87 min | Documentary, History

The history of the Gay and Lesbian community before the Stonewall riots began the major gay rights movement.
Read more: Plot summary
Directors
Editor
Trending & News

Become a member to see MOVIEmeter and news information about Before Stonewall.

Box Office as of 12/05/22

Become a member to see Box Office information about Before Stonewall.


Release date
Jun 27, 1985 (United States)

Contacts

Become a member to see contact information for Before Stonewall.

Cast

+ Add Cast
51 cast members
Name Known for
Rita Mae Brown
Narrator Narrator   See fewer
Maua Adele Ajanaku
Self - activist and teacher Self - activist and teacher   See fewer
Red Jordan Arobateau
Self - writer Self - writer   See fewer
Ann Bannon
Self - university professor Self - university professor   See fewer
Lisa Ben
Self - former secretary Self - former secretary   See fewer
Gladys Bentley
Self - Nightclub Singer (voice) (archive footage) Self - Nightclub Singer (voice) (archive footage)   See fewer
Ivy Bottini
Self - former housewife, co-founder N.Y. N.O.W. Self - former housewife, co-founder N.Y. N.O.W.   See fewer
George Buse
Self - newspaper reporter, former Army Chaplain Self - newspaper reporter, former Army Chaplain   See fewer
Carroll Davis
Self - performer Self - performer   See fewer
Martin Duberman
Self - historian and playwright Self - historian and playwright   See fewer
Barbara Gittings
Self - gay activist Self - gay activist   See fewer
Barbara Grier
Self - publisher Self - publisher   See fewer
Mabel Hampton
Self - dancer, former domestic worker Self - dancer, former domestic worker   See fewer
Harry Hay
Self - political activist Self - political activist   See fewer
Dorothy Hillaire
Self - Native American activist (as Dorothy 'Smilie' Hillaire) Self - Native American activist (as Dorothy 'Smilie' Hillaire)   See fewer
Evelyn Hooker
Self (as Dr. Evelyn Hooker) Self (as Dr. Evelyn Hooker)   See fewer
Jheri
Self - clothing designer Self - clothing designer   See fewer
Frank Kameny
Self - former U.S. government scientist Self - former U.S. government scientist   See fewer
Jim Kepner
Self - gay archivist Self - gay archivist   See fewer
Audre Lorde
Self - poet and university professor Self - poet and university professor   See fewer
Nancy MacCulloch
Self - film editor Self - film editor   See fewer
Bruce Nugent
Self - artist and writer (as Richard Bruce Nugent) Self - artist and writer (as Richard Bruce Nugent)   See fewer
Henry Otis
Self - former dancer Self - former dancer   See fewer
Johnnie Phelps
Self - printer Self - printer   See fewer
Craig Rodwell
Self - owner of gay bookstore Self - owner of gay bookstore   See fewer
Ted Rolfs
Self - retired Merchant Marine Self - retired Merchant Marine   See fewer
Chuck Rowland
Self - stage producer Self - stage producer   See fewer
Donna Smith
Self - retired bookkeeper Self - retired bookkeeper   See fewer
Rikki Streicher
Self - bar owner (as Ricky Streiker) Self - bar owner (as Ricky Streiker)   See fewer
Hank Vilas
Self - therapist Self - therapist   See fewer
Kenneth Anger
Watches man flexing muscles (archive footage) (uncredited) Watches man flexing muscles (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Coral Browne
Mercy Croft (uncredited) Mercy Croft (uncredited)   See fewer
John Burnside
Self (uncredited) Self (uncredited)   See fewer
Nigel De Brulier
Jokaanan (archive footage) (uncredited) Jokaanan (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Louis Dumar
Tigellinus (archive footage) (uncredited) Tigellinus (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Betty Friedan
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
James P. Johnson
In Speakeasy (archive footage) (uncredited) In Speakeasy (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Morris Kight
Self (uncredited) Self (uncredited)   See fewer
Martin Luther King
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Pat Lenhof
Self (uncredited) Self (uncredited)   See fewer
Mitchell Lewis
Herod (archive footage) (uncredited) Herod (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Jimmy Mordecai
In Speakeasy (archive footage) (uncredited) In Speakeasy (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Thomas Morris
In Speakeasy (archive footage) (uncredited) In Speakeasy (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Alla Nazimova
Salome (archive footage) (uncredited) Salome (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Ronald Reagan
Johnny Jones (archive footage) (uncredited) Johnny Jones (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Dean Rusk
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Bessie Smith
Self - standing at bar of speakeasy (archive footage) (uncredited) Self - standing at bar of speakeasy (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Isabel Washington
In Speakeasy (archive footage) (uncredited) In Speakeasy (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.

MOVIEmeter

Members only

Become a member to access additional data

Ratings Breakdown