August 5, 2020

Helen Jones Woods, Member of an All-Female Jazz Group, Dies at 96

Helen Jones Woods was an African-American jazz musician who toured the country, including the Jim Crow South, in the 1930s and ’40s. This could be the start of a familiar story of racism on the road. But Ms. Woods’s journey has some distinctive wrinkles...
December 13, 2019

Before Stonewall added to 2019 National Film Registry

An unprecedented seven motion pictures directed by women are on this year’s list, the most in a single year since the inaugural registry in 1989. They include the 1984 documentary “Before Stonewall,” directed by Greta Schiller...
November 12, 2019

Our very own Dr. Andrea Weiss is appointed Stuart L Katz Professor in The Humanities and Arts

Professor Weiss is an internationally renowned scholar and documentary filmmaker. Her monographs include Vampires and Violets: Lesbians in
June 3, 2019

Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay & Lesbian Community playing in cinemas around the country

This June is the 50th anniversary of the historic Stonewall riots in Greenwich Village, which launched a global movement for LGBT rights. We are thrilled to announce that the legendary film Before Stonewall (1984), directed by Greta Schiller, will once again be shown in cinemas across the country to celebrate...