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WorldPride Benefit Screening of “Stonewall”

June 22, 2019.
$20-$25 at dixonplace.org/performances/stonewall

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The Research Foundation to Cure AIDS (RFTCA) presents a benefit screening of the 1995 film “Stonewall” as part of the weeklong World Pride celebration. A panel discussion will follow featuring film cast members Duane Boutté, Bruce MacVittie, Michael McElroy, and David Drumgold as well as international performance artist and writer Penny Arcade and Calogero Salvo, director of a four-part PBS program “Positive Life with HIV.” RFTCA president Kambiz Shekdar moderates the discussion. “Stonewall” is a fictional account of the events leading to the legendary uprisings, lasting five nights. The film was shot in New York in 1994. The screenplay by British actor/ writer Rikki Beadle Blair was inspired by a book of the same name by American historian and activist Martin Duberman. The film’s director, Nigel Finch (“The Lost Language of Cranes”), died of AIDS in 1995 during post-production. “We knew the film was important when we made it 25 years ago,” says actor Duane Boutté, “because it asks, ‘Where do we go from here?’”

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