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People are up in arms over ‘a borderline insulting’ new movie about a landmark moment in the gay-rights movement

 

businessinsider.com – Jason Guerrasio

Roadside Attractions

Director Roland Emmerich is known best for making CGI-heavy disaster movies like “Independence Day,” “The Day After Tomorrow,” and “2012.” So with “Stonewall” (opening Friday) the filmmaker delivers his most personal film yet — unfortunately, it isn’t going over well with critics.

The film looks back on a landmark moment in the modern gay-rights movement, the Stonewall Inn riots in 1969, in which a police raid of the gay bar led to riots by its patrons.

Emmerich, who is gay, had to put up his own money to make the film (budgeted at $15 million), as no studio would take it on.

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