Steve Elkins speaks on a "Living History" panel at the San Francisco GLBT History Museum (September 2011) about his short film documenting the 1991 AB101 Veto Riot, the last known queer rights riot in the world, which left the SF California State Building in flames and inspired Bob Ostertag's "All The Rage," a transcription of the riot into a musical score for Kronos Quartet.
Half of the "Living History" panel turned out to be the audience, many of whom participated in the riot and were being reunited for the first time in the 20 years since the event. The following video captures the powerful conversation that ensued as they shared their memories of the riot, and questioned why the riot took place that night, and never again since: vimeo.com/57118105
An audience member wrote an articulate and impassioned response to the "Living History" event, which can be read here: autostraddle.com/twenty-years-ago-today-in-gay-history-the-ab101-veto-riots-112443/
More info on the "Living History" panel here: candelafilms.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/the-ab101-veto-riot-remebered-glbt-history-museum-san-francisco/
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