Stonewall Trailer: Roland Emmerich Recreates the Gay Rights Movement

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Stonewall Trailer: Roland Emmerich Recreates the Gay Rights Movement.

The first trailer for Roland Emmerich’s LGBT drama Stonewall

Roadside Attractions has debuted the first trailer for Stonewall, director Roland Emmerich’s drama about the 1969 Stonewall riots that started America’s LGBT rights movement. Check it out below!

Stonewall centers on the fictional Danny Winters (Jeremy Irvine), who is forced to leave behind friends and loved ones when he is kicked out of his parent’s home and flees to New York. Alone in Greenwich Village, homeless and destitute, he befriends a group of street kids who soon introduce him to the local watering hole The Stonewall Inn; however, this shady, mafia-run club is far from a safe-haven. As Danny and his friends experience discrimination, endure atrocities and are repeatedly harassed by the police, we see a rage begin to build. This emotion runs through Danny and the entire community of young gays, lesbians and drag queens who populate the Stonewall Inn and erupts in a storm of anger. With the toss of a single brick, a riot ensues and a crusade for equality is born.

Co-starring with Irvine (War Horse) are Jonny Beauchamp (“Penny Dreadful”), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (“The Tudors”), Ron Perlman (“Sons of Anarchy”), Joey King (White House Down) and Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men: First Class ). Written by Jon Robin Baitz (“Brothers & Sisters”) and directed by Roland Emmerich (Independence Day), Stonewall will be released on September 25.