Grit and Glitter: Before and After Stonewall

Series Site

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and celebration of World Pride, MoMI presents “Grit and Glitter: Before and After Stonewall.” Organized by guest curators Donal Mosher and Michael Palmieri (October Country, The Gospel of Eureka), the thirteen films in this series were chosen for both their personal impact on the filmmaking duo and their continuing contribution to queerness in cinema before and after this watershed moment in American society.

The series opens June 21 and features fiction, documentary, and experimental works that pushed boundaries within their times but also share surprising commonalities and speak to each other across generations.

No program of this kind can be truly representative of the diversity of the LGBTQIA community, but these highly personal choices hopefully reflect some of the experiences of queerness in cinema in unique and interesting ways.