On the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion, June 28, 2009, Fort Worth city police and officers from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission raided the Rainbow Lounge, a local gay bar. The raid resulted in multiple customer arrests and serious injuries, which sparked a historical chain of events in Fort Worth. Raid of the Rainbow Lounge documents the raid’s aftermath with first-hand emotional accounts of the event and the lasting effects on the victims, local community and beyond.
Raid of the Rainbow Lounge, written and directed by award winning filmmaker Robert L. Camina, is narrated by out actress Meredith Baxter (Family Ties, We Have to Stop Now).
There is still about $2,000 in final costs for the film that need to be covered. The film’s Kickstarter campaign ends January 31, 2011. Several incentives are being offered for various levels of donations, be sure to check them out. The first two donors who contribute $300 will receive all perks from lower incentive amounts as well as an autographed copy of Meredith Baxter’s autobiography Untied.
The film is set to premiere in Fort Worth in March 2012. Check out the trailer below: