MIGHTY REELS: White Night Fright!

Riot police and residents face off in San Francisco’s Castro District.

Friday, May 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

This program is now available for on-line viewing.

Kicking off the new monthly Mighty Reels series of film and video from the GLBT Historical Society archives, “White Night Fright” brings together scarce archival finds to mark the 37th anniversary of the White Night Riot. A night of unprecedented violence followed the surprise verdict in the trial of Dan White, killer of George Moscone and Harvey Milk. Curated by media preservationist John Raines, the program includes untelevised footage of the riot, an amateur documentary, a satirical radio broadcast, and highlights of the tenth anniversary demonstration in 1989. Admission: $5.00; free for members.