Producers behind the upcoming film
Upstairs Inferno on Monday released a new trailer for the
documentary and launched a crowd funding campaign to raise funds to
finish the film.
In the film already in production,
director Robert L. Camina takes a look at the 1973 firebombing of a
New Orleans gay bar that left dozens dead.
Forty years ago on June 24, massive
panic broke out when the Upstairs Lounge was firebombed.
Investigators concluded that the fire, which killed 32, was arson,
but no one was ever charged with the crime.
What happened that night and how it set
back the gay rights movement in New Orleans is the subject of
Camina has previously said that “with
access to new leads, the film is pursuing untold avenues of the
An Indiegogo campaign to raise $12,500
toward completion of the film was launched Monday. Contributor perks
include t-shirts (at the $200 level) and a signed copy of the film's
Camina also released a
new 2-minute trailer at the campaign's website.
Camina's previous film, Raid of the
Rainbow Lounge, documented the 2009 police raid of a Dallas-Forth
Worth gay bar which left the local LGBT community stunned.