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REELING: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival

Stonewall | Festival Centerpiece

Directed by Roland Emmerich

USA / 2015 / 129 mins / English


Jeremy Irvine (THE RAILWAY MAN, WAR HORSE) stars as Danny Winters, a young man from the Heartland who is kicked out of his home for being gay. Landing in New York’s Greenwich Village he takes up with a group of queer outsiders and in the process becomes immersed in the thriving gay scene in the summer of 1969, leading up to the historic Stonewall riots that ignited the LGBTQ rights movement. Jonathan Rhys Myers (THE TUDORS), Jonny Beauchamp (PENNY DREADFUL), Caleb Landry Jones, Ron Perlman (SONS OF ANARCHY), and Joey King co-star in this pet project from gay director Roland Emmerich (2012, INDEPENDENCE DAY, WHITE HOUSE DOWN).This film is co-presented by The Legacy Project.