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Screaming queens : the riot at Compton's Cafeteria

Author: Susan StrykerJack WalshSophia ConstantinouLaurie SchmidtHeikki KoskinenAll authors
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Frameline, [2009?]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Standard formatView all editions and formats
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"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" -- Container.
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Genre/Form: History
Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Stryker; Jack Walsh; Sophia Constantinou; Laurie Schmidt; Heikki Koskinen; Independent Television Service.; KQED-TV (Television station : San Francisco, Calif.); Frameline (Firm)
OCLC Number: 68045197
Language Note: In English.
Notes: This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
Originally produced as a documentary film in 2005.
Credits: Director of photography, Sophie Constantinou ; editor, Laurie Schmidt ; music, Heikki Koskinen.
Target Audience: Rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (56 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R ; NTSC, region 1 ; single layer.
Other Titles: Riot at Compton's Cafeteria
Responsibility: ITVS presents ; directors, Victor Silverman, Susan Stryker ; producers, Jack Walsh, Susan Stryker, Victor Silverman ; writers, Susan Stryker, Victor Silverman ; produced in association with Independent Television Service and KQED Public Television.
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"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" -- Container.

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Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria

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Members of the lesbian, gay, and bisexual community have often criticized drag queens and their participation in pride parades and other public events, believing that this projects a limited and harmful image of gay people and impedes a broader social acceptance. Others see this point of view as misplaced...
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