Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria
The first major uprising against police brutality, harassment, and societal oppression was not at Stonewall in 1969, but at Compton's Cafeteria in San Francisco three years earlier. Those who stood up were trans women and gay men. Now, nearly 40 years on, Susan Stryker and Victor Silverman tell the story of this oft-overlooked event in the history of American civil rights.
Documentary about transgender women and drag queens who fought police harassment at Compton's Cafeteria in San Francisco's Tenderloin in 1966, three years before the famous riot at Stonewall Inn bar in NYC. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria torrent reviews
(us) wrote: A better editor or a better editng plan could have made this a masterpiece. As it is, it is still really good. Loved the music. Loved the story of James Brown. It was a good time. Could have been 6 hours long if they told ALL the stories im sure.
(fr) wrote: Why did I waste my hard earned cash to purchase this via online streaming!? Would have been much better off buying my guilty pleasure "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen!"
(au) wrote: love all Tyler Perry's movies
(jp) wrote: Land of the Free huh? This is the democracy the US Neo Cons wish to export around the world..frightening.
(gb) wrote: no comment. This film is embarassing yet ok.
(de) wrote: Wolf Crick started out really well, with great character development, and a nice little romance buildup, but takes a sharp nosedive after the halfway mark. The choices made by these poor, brainless victims, will make you cringe with embarrassment towards mankind's basic natural instincts. However, the Aussie that played the villain was absolutely electric in his performance; very refreshing. Unfortunately, this movie just turned into another "torture-porn" yawner. I want to feel scared when I watch a horror movie, not grossed out.
(mx) wrote: interesting life-feeling
(gb) wrote: didn't Jim Carey do a movie like this?
(nl) wrote: that was a funny movie
(es) wrote: Oppressively bad. Wow. This was awful. Not an authentic or organic note in it. Every inch felt WRITTEN - which can happen with adapted plays and doesn't have to be completely bad if the writing has something fresh to say - but this was just an aimless, heavy-handed contrivance start-to-finish.Terrible performances. Painful across-the-board, the only possible redemption being, what are actors supposed to do when their characters are not people but devices?It's been a long time since I gave a 1 rating but I'm having a hard time coming up with a reason for anything else. I don't award points for unintentional comedy.
(kr) wrote: Decent film about the Douglas family working through disfunction and personal issues. Thumbing through the tabloids will give a glimpse into how biographical this movie is.
(de) wrote: Herbert West...At It Again-...and God created woman--Extra Campy!!
(au) wrote: A nearby high school is affected when a nuclear power plant suffers a meltdown. The plant tries to cover-up the event, but students start to behave strangely and mutate. The monster baby which was birthed from the girls mouth into the toilet was funny as it traveled. A little bit better than typical Troma crap.
(gb) wrote: This story is well-prepared. But the criminal has a weak presence.
(ag) wrote: Lachrymose drama about a concert violinist and the patroness who falls head over snifter for him. This is a bleak film with, when you get right down to it, rather unlikeable characters (although Garfield & Crawford give knockout performances) save for Oscar Levant's who is, as always, seemingly in his own private film. There's enough shadows & foreshadowing here for a dozen films. The penultimate sequence, with Crawford heading onto the beach to the strains of Wagner's Liebestod, is phenomenal.
(ca) wrote: Great music and a light weight story add up to a pleasant diversion. The professional actors llike Ann Rutherford, Carole Landis and Cesar Romero all give enjoyable performances. Also a great movie for familiar faces that were just starting out like Jackie Gleason and Harry Morgan to pop in and disappear. Marion Hutton, Betty's sister, shows up as one of the band's singers and the resemblance is striking. As for Glenn Miller, as an actor he was a wonderful band leader and Tex Beneke who plays one of the husbands had a beautiful voice and a face just made for radio. None of it really matters at all though whenever the boys pick up their instruments and play it's magic.
(jp) wrote: my favorite movie from Halestorm Productions.
(fr) wrote: Great movie and really good role for Tyler Perry to expand his acting skills.
(us) wrote: I've never liked horror/comedies for the simple fact that they never seem to work well as neither and this was a perfect example of that. The movie's intro was very well made, establishing a world being ravaged by zombies and the country in shambles. The rest of the movie is just pointless and doesn't achieve anything. One thing I hated is the running time, it's way too short to set anything properly and the other is that the movie is called Zombieland, yet there are hardly any zombies in it. A few in the beginning and then it turns into a road trip type of movie where nothing really interesting happens, and NO zombies. I thought they would at least show a few funny/cool zombie kills, but these are non existent. Another negative is that to me nothing was funny at all it was just silly, it tries to be a comedy first but it did not work for me. I gave it two stars for effort but it was bad and at times boring, definitely does not deserve all the praise its getting.