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Stryker, Susan & Victor Silverman

Screaming Queens: the riot at Compton's Cafeteria (VHS Tape Documentary - rough cut)

Victor Silverman, n.p.. 2003, Fuji T-30 VHS tape in case, very good, labels on spine and top of cassette. This is labeled as a rough cut, TRT (Total Running Time): 18:00 (18 minutes) with Silverman's contact number and email address. The final version ran 57 minutes and was released in 2005. EMMY Award-winning Screaming Queens tells the little-known story of the first known act of collective, violent resistance to the social oppression of queer people in the United States - a 1966 riot in San Francisco's impoverished Tenderloin neighborhood, three years before the famous gay riot at New York's Stonewall Inn. Screaming Queens introduces viewers to street queens, cops and activist civil rights ministers who recall the riot and paint a vivid portrait of the wild transgender scene in 1960s San Francisco. Integrating the riot's story into the broader fabric of American life, the documentary connects the event to urban renewal, anti-war activism, civil rights and sexual liberation. With enticing archival footage and period music, this unknown story is dramatically brought back to life. Screaming Queens is a production of Victor Silverman and Susan Stryker produced in association with ITVS and KQED, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. [from the FRAMELINE site]

Cat.No: 188617

Price: $35.00

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