August 5, 2015 at 9:16 am #191057
The film Stonewall, which is based on a true story about riots at the Stonewall Inn in 1969 that kicked off the gay rights movement in New York City. It will premiere at TIFF, is directed by Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, 2012, White House Down), and stars War Horse’s Jeremy Irvine along with Jonathan Rhys Meyers. It will be released on Sept. 25. With the release of other LGBT films, like Carol, The Danish Girl, and Freeheld, do you think this one stands a chance among the race? Let’s discuss:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x30dt71_stonewall-official-trailer-2015-jeremy-irvine-jonathan-rhys-meyers-hd_shortfilmsAugust 5, 2015 at 9:43 am #191059
Well I hope it’s a good film. And with Roland Emmerich helming???? If it stands up to critical reaction and audiences, this will help HIM more than anything else.
It has a television background but this isnt a bad thing…necessarily. Fingers crossed for everyone involved.August 5, 2015 at 9:44 am #191060
I really liked Anonymous (the other time he wasn’t doing his usual stuff), so I hope this turns out well for Roland.August 5, 2015 at 10:24 am #191061
I really liked Anonymous (the other time he wasn’t doing his usual stuff), so I hope this turns out well for Roland.
Me too. Not surprisingly, the film really tanked with audiences and the B.O. I think it may be Roland’s best film to date….at least it doesnt appear that he is discouraged to the point of going back to what has worked for him in the past…explosions, aliens, pre ‘historic’ landscapes, ‘monsters’, and so on…not that any of that is necessarily a bad thing.August 5, 2015 at 10:55 am #191062
I thought this was a documentary. Hmmm. Nothing about this inspires any confidence, but we’ll see.August 5, 2015 at 2:55 pm #191063
I really hope this is good because it looks like it. I was going to make this thread yesterday but then I saw Rolland’s name and thought this might not be an awards movie but I really hope so. Jeremey Irvine is really good and I just want to see him get more workAugust 5, 2015 at 5:24 pm #191064
This trailer is so eye-roll-inducing it’s not even funny. Let’s make the Stonewall movie about a beautiful, wide-eyed, white farmboy who just moved into the city. Forget all about history. It’s not important. Yikes.
Next…August 5, 2015 at 6:26 pm #191065
It looks like some are setting up a boycott of the movie, accusing it of potential whitewashing.August 5, 2015 at 6:42 pm #191066
Stonewall sparks a riot in first trailer for Roland Emmerich’s gay rights drama
War Horse star Jeremy Irvine heads up an ensemble cast fighting for liberation in 60s New York in preview of awards-tipped film
Jeremy Irvine leading the fight in Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall. Photograph: PR
Right before returning to the skies for next summer’s Independence Day sequel, director Roland Emmerich is aiming for awards, rather than attendance, for his fact-based drama Stonewall.
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The film tells the story of 60s New York and the Stonewall riots that many believed were the beginning of the gay rights movement. British actor Jeremy Irvine, best known for War Horse and The Woman in Black: Angel of Death, leads the cast as a gay man fleeing from home who finds refuge in Greenwich Village and becomes a key part of the ensuing clashes.
The trailer might seem a little clunky at times but given the clearly marked ties to contemporary issues of LGBT rights as well as a Selma reference, this will be pushed as a potential awards contender after it receives its world premiere at next month’s Toronto film festival.
The film has already gained a small amount of controversy for pushing a white male agenda above other minorities. Some have complained that the lead characters all being of the same ethinicity and gender (other key roles are played by Jonathan Rhys-Meyers and Ron Perlman) gives the film a limited focus, something Emmerich denies.
“I think we represented it very well,” he told Vulture. “We have drag queens, lesbians, we have everything in the film because we wanted to portray a broader image of what ‘gay’ means.”
- Stonewall hits US cinemas on 25 September with a UK date TBC
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