PBS' In the Life Presents: "Coming Together"

August 6, 2009
Throughout this month, PBS' In the Life will be airing its conclusion to its Summer of Stonewall series celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots with "Coming Together," a look at how LGBT culture has shaped and inspired the movement for equality.  In the Life is the GLAAD Media Award-winning gay and lesbian newsmagazine with guest hosts discussing youth and education, health and AIDS, arts and culture, workplace, relationships and family, and global issues. "Coming Together" will feature three segments:
Credited as the first Off-Off-Broadway theatre, CAFFE CINO began in 1958 as a Greenwich Village coffee house with a tiny makeshift stage. This Bohemian refuge was home to burgeoning gay playwrights and performers, who, inspired by its owner, Joe Cino, were liberated to create their most experimental and daring works of self-expression.   In A CONVERSATION WITHwriters Edmund White and Doric Wilson share first hand accounts of the Stonewall Riots, and discuss how bearing witness to the uprising impacted their work and shaped their politics.   Capping off the Summer of Stonewall series, this episode’s REAL TO REEL highlights Crayton Robey’s 2009 documentary “Making the Boys,” a tribute to Mart Crowley’s 1968 play and William Friedkin’s subsequent film adaptation of the classic story that swept gay and straight audiences alike, The Boys in the Band.
"Coming Together" began airing this past weekend and will be available for streaming or download throughout August on the In the Life website.  The website also has local airtimes available. Trailer: Binary Data L2VDBRl_9r8