Yesterday Pith spotlighted one of the features in The Belcourt's ongoing "Doctober" series of documentaries: Smile 'Til It Hurts: The Up with People Story, showing just one more time at 7 p.m. tonight. Tonight also brings your last chances to see another acclaimed recent doc: Kate Davis and David Heilbroner's Stonewall Uprising, the story of the Greenwich Village riots that became a rallying point for gay liberation in the 1970s. From The Belcourt's site:
In June of 1969, NYC police raided a Greenwich Village Mafia-run gay bar, the Stonewall Inn. Told by Stonewall patrons, reporters and the cop who led the raid, Stonewall Uprising recalls the bad old days when psychoanalysts equated homosexuality with mental illness and advised aversion therapy, and even lobotomies; public service announcements warned youngsters against predatory homosexuals; and police entrapment was rampant. For the first time, patrons refused to be led into paddy wagons, setting off a 3-day riot that launched the Gay Rights Movement.
The movie screens today at 5 and 9:15 p.m.