A trailer for director Roland
Emmerich's upcoming gay rights drama Stonewall has been
Stonewall tells a fictional
story about a young man's political awakening set against the
backdrop of the early days of the modern gay rights movement.
Historians often credit the June 28, 1969 police raid of the
Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village as a major flashpoint for the
movement. While such raids at the time were common at gay bars,
patrons on that night, many of whom were drag queens, resisted
Starring Jeremy Irvine (War Horse),
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers (The Tudors), Jonny Beauchamp (How to
Make It in America) and Ron Pearlman (Hellboy), Stonewall
arrives at a pivotal moment for the movement, which is moving from
fighting for marriage equality to protecting the right from opponents
who wish to dilute it.
The trailer opens with a naive Danny
Winters (played by Irvine) as he arrives in New York City and quickly
becomes embroiled in the burgeoning gay rights movement, and ends
with the eventual clash with police on Christopher Street. (The
trailer is embedded on this page. Visit
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The film will have its world premiere
at next month's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and opens
in theaters on September 25.