Cast: Martin Boyce, Karla Jay, Victoria Cruz, Tanya Walker, Ken Lustbader, Shirley McKinney, Jay Shockley, Jamie Adams
Crew: Producers: Will Sweeney, Cheryl Furjanic, Eric Marcus, Desireena Almoradie – Screenwriters: – Editor: Viridiana Lieberman – Cinematographers: April Maxey, Max Skaff – Composer: J.R. Schwartz
Ever since the 1969 riots on the streets outside New York City’s Stonewall Inn, LGBTQ communities have gathered there to express their joy, their anger, their pain and their power. This film explores what more than half a century of LGBTQ history in the United States looks like when viewed through just a few blocks in New York City’s Greenwich Village.
Cheryl Furjanic is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker whose documentary and fiction films have screened at 150+ festivals worldwide and on television. Her most recent feature documentary, Back on Board: Greg Louganis was broadcast on HBO and nominated for an Emmy Award and Producers Guild of America award in 2016. The film also gained critical and audience acclaim on the film festival circuit, screening at over 40 festivals worldwide and picking up eight awards. Back on Board was selected for the American Film Showcase, a program of the U.S. State Department that brings award-winning contemporary American documentaries around the world offering a view of American society and culture as seen by independent filmmakers. In 2014 she was named to the OUT100—Out Magazine’s list of the most compelling LGBT people of the year. Her feature documentary, Sync or Swim (2008), premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival. It went on to screen at MoMA’s Documentary Fortnight and other festivals and received numerous awards including a Billie Award for Journalism from the Women’s Sports Foundation. Her early short films include A Good Uplift (2003) a documentary about a Lower East Side corset shop and the LGBT film festival hit Bar Talk (2002) a comedy fiction film about women in bars who are too cool to talk to each other. Though she has worked in many different filmmaking genres, there is a through-line in all of her work of heart, humor, and hope in the face of uncertainty.