In 1991, Bob Ostertag transcribed his recording of a gay rights riot into a notated score for performance by Kronos Quartet, titled: "All The Rage." A full sequence about Ostertag's composition of this piece, and Kronos Quartet's performance of the riot as music, is part of Steve Elkins' feature documentary "The Reach Of Resonance." reachofresonance.com
After years of searching for anyone who had taken part in the riot, in which an estimated 10,000 people stormed the California State Building in San Francisco and set it on fire, RoR's director Steve Elkins encountered one of the two people who actually organized the protests: Gerard Koskovich. This clip contains part of the interview Elkins conducted with Koskovich in San Francisco in February 2010, in an effort to document the history of the riot, and the events that sparked it.
On September 29th, 2011, organizers and participants in the riot were reunited for the first time in the 20 years since it took place, to share their memories of that night and the events that sparked it. A powerful conversation ensued, which can be viewed here: vimeo.com/57118105
As part of the reunion, Elkins was asked to speak on a "Living History" panel about his documentation of the riot, available for viewing here: vimeo.com/56832171
More on the "Living History" panel with links to related articles here: candelafilms.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/the-ab101-veto-riot-remebered-glbt-history-museum-san-francisco/
Directed by: Steve Elkins
Produced by: David G. Marks