Australia's "Stonewall" moment came on June 24, 1978, when gays and lesbians in Sydney took to the streets for a joyful Mardi Gras celebration that was met with brutal police repression. Riot, Jeffrey Walker's rousing and irreverent drama, shows us the events that led to this watershed moment in Australian LGBTQ history. A wonderful cast, led by Damon Herriman as the brash and fearless activist Lance Gowland, and Xavier Samuel as the handsome, closeted doctor he falls in love with, takes us back to those heady, hormonal early days of self-discovery and resistance: the stormy love affairs, the rowdy political meetings filled with fierce ideological infighting, the painful court battle a lesbian couple wages for custody of their kids. Like the ABC television series When We Rise, Riot pays tribute to the pioneers who paved the way - and paid a price - for their freedom.
|Running Time:||106 minutes|
|Producers:||Louise Smith, Joanna Werner|
|Principal Cast:||Damon Herriman, Kate Box, Xavier samuel, Jessica De Gouw, Josh Quong Tart|
|Primary Company:||Werner Film Productions|