Stonewall (2015)

USA| September 2015| 129 min| English
Stonewall (2015)
Genre Drama
Color Color
Certification USA:R , Canada:14A (British Columbia)
Locations Quebec, Canada
Director Roland Emmerich
Lead Cast Jeremy Irvine, Jonny Beauchamp, Joey King, Caleb Landry Jones, Matt Craven
Trailer
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Tagline
Where pride began
Plot Summary
The film revolves around the 1969 Stonewall Riots, that included a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the gay (LGBT) community, against a police raid which took place in on 28th June 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, located in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. The story specifically follows Danny Winters (Jeremy Irvine), a young gay white man from Indiana, who flees to New York in the 1960s, leaving behind his yougner sister. After reaching Greenwich Village, he is befriended by a group of young and gay lads. At Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in the village, he comes across Trevor (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), who soon becomes his lover and roommate. He also develops a relationship with Ed Murphy (Ron Perlman), the manager of the Mafia-owned Stonewall Inn, who conspires with corrupt police to exploits the homeless youth to his own advantage. Danny gradually learns about gay culture from his new friends in New York.
Trivia
Although the film is loosely based on historical events, the movie screenplay is a fiction, and the character of Danny Winters (Jeremy Irvine) is a fictional character.

Actors Matt Craven and Joey King previously worked with director Roland Emmerich in White House Down (2013).
Jeremy Irvine Danny Winters
Jonny Beauchamp Ray / Ramona
Joey King Phoebe Winters
Caleb Landry Jones Orphan Annie
Matt Craven Deputy Seymour Pine
Jonathan Rhys Meyers Trevor
Ron Perlman Ed Murphy
Atticus Mitchell Matthew
Otoja Abit Marsha P Johnson
Mark Camacho Fat Tony
Joanne Vannicola Sam
Yan England Terry
Arthur Holden Frank Kameny
Ben Sullivan Quiet Paul
Veronika Vernadskaya Marianne Winters
Karl Glusman Joe Altman
Andrea Frankle Joyce Winters
David Cubitt Coach Winters
Kwasi Songui Big Daddy
Alan C Peterson J
Wilson Gonzalez Ochsenknecht Hans Keller
Larry Day Detective Jack Smythe
Nastassia Markiewicz Sarah Mills
Anna Nicole Kristal
Richard Jutras Queen Tooey
Vladimir Alexis Cong
Christopher Tyson The Junkie
Philippe Hartmann Jack
Tony Calabretta Mr Pugliese
Robert D'Entremont Buisness Man
Jean Nicolai Female Officer
Alex C Nachi Lee
Gerardo Lo Dico NYPD Officer
Johnny Falcone Hector
Kim Cormier Sam's Girlfriend
Kevin Woodhouse Hotel manager
Director Roland Emmerich
Producer Roland Emmerich
Michael Fossat
Marc Frydman
Carsten H W Lorenz
Executive Producer Adam Press
Michael Roban
Kirstin Winkler
Writer Jon Robin Baitz(story)
Jon Robin Baitz(screenplay)
Lyricist
Music Composer Rob Simonsen
Singers
Choreographers
Cinematographer Markus Förderer
Action Director Patrick Kerton
Film Editor Adam Wolfe
Casting Director Kerry Barden
Paul Schnee
Production Designer Michele Laliberte
Art Director Vincent Gingras-Liberali
Costume Designer Simonetta Mariano
Production Companies Centropolis Entertainment
Mel's Cite du Cinema
Distributor Roadside Attractions
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Song # 2Crackerjack
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Song # 3It Ain't Fair, But It's Fun
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Song # 4Reach to the Moon
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Song # 5Feel It In Your Bones
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Song # 7Cast The First Stone
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Song # 8Shadow Of A Memory
Written byTheodore Goodloe,   Kenneth Goodloe,   Joe Jones
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Song # 9Stop That Calling
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Song # 10Courtesy of Lee Silver Productions
 
Song # 11Make Believe World
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Song # 12Something In The Air
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Song # 13Art News
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Song # 14It's Your Thing
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Song # 16My Mind Goes High
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Song # 17Just Be Yourself
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Song # 18Venus
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Song # 19A Whiter Shade of Pale
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Song # 20Show Me What You Got
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The Guardian|Review by Henry Barnes
Director Roland Emmerich once blew up the White House with a giant alien spaceship. In retrospect this was one of his subtler moments. Stonewall, an outrageously misjudged drama that flirts with the story of the birth of the gay rights movement, is much more grandiose.
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RogerEbert.com|Review by Although handsomely crafted, well-acted and made with transparently noble intentions, Roland Emmerich’s “Stonewall” is a movie that seems destined to please almost no one.
http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/stonewall-2015
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Evening Standard|Review by David Sexton
Who knew that German-born schlock-buster director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, Godzilla, 10,000 BC, 2012, White House Down, etc) was also a prominent LGBT campaigner? Everybody, perhaps. Here, at any rate, he, with scriptwriter Jon Robin Baitz, has given the famous 1969 Stonewall riots in Greenwich Village, prompted by a police raid on a gay bar, a wholly conventional, soapy Hollywood treatment.
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The Wrap|Review by Alonso Duralde
The man behind “Independence Day” and “White House Down” wants to celebrate the riot that launched the gay rights movement, but gets it all wrong
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Examiner.com|Review by Travis Hopson
Sometimes a director becomes so closely associated with a certain style of film that everything he does bears certain trademarks. Roland Emmerich is by most accounts a director who specializes in disaster movies. If something needs to get blowed up real good, like the White House or the entire damn planet, then he's your guy.
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