Directed by Roland Emmerich, Stonewall follows fictional character, Danny Winsters who is forced to leave behind friends and loved ones when he is kicked out of his parent’s home and flees to New York. Alone in Greenwich Village, homeless and destitute, he befriends a group of street kids who soon introduce him to the local watering hole The Stonewall Inn; however, this shady, mafia-run club is far from a safe-haven. As Danny and his friends experience discrimination, endure atrocities and are repeatedly harassed by the police, we see a rage begin to build. This emotion runs through Danny and the entire community of young gays, lesbians and drag queens who populate the Stonewall Inn and erupts in a storm of anger. With the toss of a single brick, a riot ensues and a crusade for equality is born.
The film stars Jeremy Irvine, Jonny Beauchamp, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman and Joey King.
It’s a lovely trailer with an even lovelier soundtrack. Of course, it’s almost certainly not going to be allowed in Nigeria, so I’m not getting my hopes up, even though it looks like a film I’ll love to see. The film’s due to hit cinemas on September 25.
Watch the trailer below.