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  Press Releases below for: BEFORE & AFTER STONEWALL 25th Anniversary Set  |  DAVID HOCKNEY: A Bigger Picture | DIVIDED HEAVEN  

New on DVD in June:
Stonewall Anniversary Set, David Hockney Documentary
and DEFA East German Classic Feature


175 minutes on 2 discs, color & b/w

DVD Bonus Features Numerous interviews and bonus scenes with Barney Frank, Allen Ginsberg and many others

UPC: 7-20229-91432-1
Catalog #: FRF 914321D
SRP: $39.95

Street Date: June 8


On June 28, 1969, the NYPD raided the Stonewall Inn, a mafia-run gay bar in New York’s Greenwich Village, leading to three nights of rioting by the city’s gay community. With this outpouring of courage and unity the gay pride movement had begun.

These two seminal documentaries tell the remarkable tale of how homosexuals, a heretofore hidden and despised group, became a vibrant and integral part of America’s family, and, indeed, the world community.

Featuring Dorothy Allison, Michael Bronski, Rita Mae Brown, Barney Frank, Barbara Gittings, Arnie Kantrowitz, Larry Kramer, Craig Lucas, Armistead Maupin, Leslea Newman, Barbara Smith, and many more!

Before Stonewall
Experience the fascinating and unforgettable history of homosexuality in America through eye-opening historical footage and interviews with those who lived through it. Revealing and often humorous, this widely acclaimed film re-lives events from the 1920s up until the fevered 1969 riots. Narrated by Rita Mae Brown.

After Stonewall
After Stonewall chronicles lesbian and gay life from the 1969 Stonewall riots to the new century, capturing the hard work, tragic defeats and exciting victories experienced. It also explores the impact that AIDS had on the movement, and the new direction it took as a result. Narrated by Melissa Etheridge.


“What started tumbling out of the closets at the time of Stonewall has profoundly altered the way we all live.” - THE NATION

“Funny, sad, courageous and touching!” - SEATTLE TIMES

“You owe it to yourself to see it.” - WOR-TV

“Required viewing.” - THE APOLLO GUIDE

“Entertaining and enlightening!” - LOS ANGELES TIMES


A film by Bruno Wollheim

60 minutes, color


DVD Bonus Features • Hockney At Work on Late November Tunnel • Leading Art Figures on "Bigger Trees Near Warter" • Hockney Reflects on Art and Life • The Making of the Documentary

UPC: 7-20229-91433-8
Catalog #: FRF 914338D
SRP: $24.95

Street Date: June 15


Filmed over three years, this documentary is an unprecedented record of a major artist at work. It captures David Hockney’s return from California to paint his native Yorkshire, outside, through the seasons and in all weathers. It tells the story of a homecoming and gives a revealing portrait of what inspires and motivates today’s greatest living British-born artist.


“An unqualified, life-enhancing joy from start to finish!” - THE SUNDAY TIMES (LONDON)

“As gently hypnotic and fulfilling as one of Hockney’s own works.” - TIME OUT LONDON

“This film may well be the best anyone will ever make about Hockney’s process.”

“We keep coming back to this wonderful film, not just to enjoy now but for its lasting importance for future generations who want to understand Hockney’s art.” - BBC RADIO

“An affectionate portrait of David Hockney who has come back to the land of his birth to find new springs for his art.” - THE FINANCIAL TIMES

“A gentle, inspiring film... completely engrossing!” - RADIO TIMES (PICK OF THE DAY)


A film by Konrad Wolf

109 minutes, b/w, German w/English subtitles, 1964


DVD Bonus Features • Biographies & Filmographies

UPC: 7-20229-91429-1
Catalog #: FRF 914291D
SRP: $24.95

Street Date: June 15


After a breakdown, Rita returns to her childhood village. As she recovers, she remembers the past two years: her love for the chemist Manfred, ten years her senior; his enthusiasm about his new chemical process, which turned to bitter disappointment in the face of rejection; his escape to West Berlin a few weeks before the Wall was built; and his hope that she would follow him.

Based on Christa Wolf’s internationally acclaimed novel and criticized in the GDR for questioning the construction of the Wall, DIVIDED HEAVEN was made during a brief cultural thaw in the early 1960s. Strongly influenced by French Nouvelle Vague cinema, this classic film directed by the legendary Konrad Wolf ( I Was Nineteen, Goya, Solo Sunny) was praised by critics as one of Germany’s 100 Most Important Films.


“Unusual and extraordinary...masterful! An important cinematic legacy of the GDR.”

“Konrad Wolf ’s DEFA classic is one of the most important films about the German-German division through this day.” - 3SAT TV

“Clearly reflects the rich stylistic currents that characterized European filmmaking in the early 60s.” - Joshua Feinstein, THE TRIUMPH OF THE ORDINARY

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