Watch: First Trailer for Roland Emmerich's 'Stonewall' Riots Movie

August 4, 2015
Source: YouTube

Stonewall Movie

"This is what we're fighting." Roadside Attractions has debuted the first trailer for Roland Emmerich's new film Stonewall, a movie about the Stonewall Riots in New York City in the 1960s. Directed by Emmerich before he moved on to Independence Day: Resurgence, they recreated "the village" from Manhattan circa 1969 in a former train repair facility in Montreal to film this. The cast includes Jeremy Irvine, Jonny Beauchamp, Caleb Landry Jones, Joey King, up-and-comers Karl Glusman, Vlademir Alexis, and Alexandre Nachi as well as Jonathan Rhys Meyers & Ron Perlman. This actually looks really, really good. While there is a fun coming-of-age 60's vibe, this is also about the start of the LGBT rights movement.

Here's the first official trailer for Roland Emmerich's Stonewall, direct from Roadside's YouTube:

Stonewall Movie Poster

A young man's political awakening and coming of age during the days and weeks leading up to the Stonewall Riots in New York in the 60s. The film stars Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), Jonny Beauchamp ("Penny Dreadful"), Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men: First Class), Joey King (White House Down) up-and-comers Karl Glusman, Vlademir Alexis, and Alexandre Nachi as well as veteran actor Matt Craven, with Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Match Point, "The Tudors") and Ron Perlman (Hellboy). Stonewall is directed by veteran filmmaker Roland Emmerich (White House Down, Anonymous, 2012) from a screenplay by Jon Robin Baitz. Roadside Attractions will release Stonewall in theaters on September 25th this fall.

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Anonymous was fun because I had zero expectations. its nice to see he can do more than explosions.

Jon Odishaw on Aug 4, 2015


Yeah, ANONYMOUS was an interesting romp. Emmerich proves that old dogs can learn new tricks!

DAVIDPD on Aug 4, 2015


You're looking at it all wrong. The common thread in Emmerich films are not CG and is thinly veiled progressive propaganda. The CG and explosions are why viewers bother to put up with the liberal BS.

txJM on Aug 8, 2015


nice trailer....

ari smulders on Aug 4, 2015


Definitely down for this. Just for the can-can against the cops scene.

Carpola on Aug 4, 2015


I don't understand; where are the collapsing buildings?

Nash on Aug 4, 2015


LOL! Yes! For those of us waiting for ID4-2 ... a reminder that a filmmaker can be full of surprises.

Duane on Aug 4, 2015


Indeed! It doesn't really feel like an Emmerich film at all and that's a good thing!

DAVIDPD on Aug 4, 2015


Now that You describe it like this, I might give this one a chance!

Nash on Aug 5, 2015


Didn't you see the falling towers of prejudice collapsing? The huge tidal wave of equality crashing through the streets of bigotry; washing away the homophobia?

W. on Aug 4, 2015


😉 Got it. Maybe with Emerich it's like his products will always be overdone. This time the CGI is not overdone, but now the message is overdone...

Nash on Aug 5, 2015


They are allowed to say "faggot" in a green band trailer? What's up with that?

DAVIDPD on Aug 4, 2015


It's good to know that R. Emmerich can make an actual movie ...

shiboleth on Aug 5, 2015


wow, soooo incredibly white washed. holy shit. complete erasure of key players of color in the movement...

Mindy on Aug 5, 2015


If you look at the photos from Stonewall you will see a vast majority of people during the event were white males. You can't change the facts of history to fit a political narrative.

charles on Aug 5, 2015


why are you talking about photos? i'm talking about actual key players in the movement and the riot itself.

Mindy on Aug 5, 2015


All the photos I have seen of the riot and the ensuing events have been completely white males. Given the era and location it would also stand to reason that a majority of the Stonewall patrons would have been white men. The only mention to a person of color in the entire event was Storme DeLarverie who was a light skinned, half white, butch lesbian. The movie which is about the Stonewall Riot can not be whitewashed because it was by a vast percentage a white male event.

charles on Aug 5, 2015


"Facts" In an Emmerich film. Holy cow.

txJM on Aug 8, 2015


'ROLL----END' -------------------------'M"---'UR'----ICK'. 'UR' is the land of Babylon. Those yet with an ear, TAKE HEED in this, the quickening 11th HOUR of RED CHINA handover and now OPEN globalist mafia USURPATION.

IT--IT-- - - -IT2 on Aug 7, 2015


It was a black trans woman who threw the first brick, she instagated stonewall. But, I guess I don't have to worry about anyone seeing this cuz it's Roland emmerich

speedracer on Aug 8, 2015

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