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Upstairs Inferno

Sunday May 1st 2016, 3:00 pm

Miami Beach Cinematheque
1130 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Runtime: 96 minutes

Language: English

Director: Robert L. Carmina

Country: USA, 2015

Category: Documentary

Upstairs Inferno brings tells the true story of the largest mass murder of gays in US history. On June 24, 1973, an arsonist deliberately set fire to the stairwell of the New Orleans gay bar, the UpStairs Lounge, trapping patrons and killing 32 people. Emotional interviews by survivors, family members, and friends of the victims recount this horrific event, made worse by the callous behavior of the city’s police and fire departments, churches, media, and citizens. This lesser-known historic tragedy, four years after Stonewall, is finally being given its place in gay history.