A full length film recounting the events surrounding the widely publicized and controversial raid of a Fort Worth, Texas, gay bar in 2009.
Dallas, TX – February 21, 2012 – Camina Entertainment, Inc. is proud to announce the date for the World Premiere of the eagerly awaited documentary, RAID OF THE RAINBOW LOUNGE. The screening is scheduled in Fort Worth, Texas, at the AMC Palace 9 (Sundance Square), March 15, 2012, at 7:30pm. The official trailer for the film was also released today. It is available for viewing on YouTube and www.RaidoftheRainbowLounge.com. RAID OF THE RAINBOW LOUNGE is a full length film (103 minutes) recounting the events surrounding the widely publicized and controversial raid of a Fort Worth, Texas, gay bar in 2009.
Following a sordid aftermath, Fort Worth would become a leader in LGBT equality. However, that journey was not smooth and without controversies. The audience will witness history unfold as this film documents that journey from the perspective of eyewitnesses, activists and politicians who helped change the city.
Narrated by television icon, Emmy nominated actress, and author, Meredith Baxter (Family Ties, Family, Bridget Loves Bernie). Written and Directed by Robert L. Camina. (continued on next page)Robert L. Camina (Writer/Director/Producer) has written, directed and produced several short ﬁlms over the past ﬁve years, which have screened at ﬁlm festivals from coast to coast. His last ﬁlm, the comedy/musical, Martini the Movie (2009) won multiple awards including, “Best Comedic Short Film – Men’s” at QCinema (Fort Worth Gay and Lesbian Int’l Film Festival), “Outstanding Short Film” in the QBliss (QBMagazine) Creating Change Community Awards, and is nominated for “Best Musical Film” in the upcoming Out in the Desert Film Festival (Tucson, Arizona). For three consecutive years (2008-2010), Mr. Camina received the “Readers Voice Award – Best Local Film Director” by the Dallas Voice newspaper. RAID OF THE RAINBOW LOUNGE is the ﬁrst feature ﬁlm for director, Robert L. Camina.
Featuring 30+ interviews including:
• Chief Jeffrey W. Halstead (Fort Worth Police Chief)
• Sara Straten (Former FWPD Liaison to the LGBT Community)
• Joel Burns (Fort Worth City Councilman)
• Estrus Tucker (Fort Worth Diversity Task Force Member, FW Human Relations Commission)
• Del Shores (Activist/Playwright)
• Blake Wilkinson (Founder, Queer LiberAction)
• Thomas R. Anable (Witness/Fairness Fort Worth)
• Jon Nelson (Fairness Fort Worth)
• Todd Camp (Witness)
• Daniel Scott Cates (Queer LiberAction)
• Benjamin Guttery (Arrested/Detained Patron)
• Chuck Potter (Eyewitness)
• Chad Gibson (Arrested/Injured Patron)
• (Former)TABC Agent, Christopher Aller (Involved with controversial takedown of Gibson)
WORLD PREMIERE: RAID OF THE RAINBOW LOUNGE
7:30pm-9:30pm (Doors open at 7:00pm)
Q&A will follow the screening.
Robert L. Camina and Meredith Baxter will be in attendance.
Tickets are $20 and available for purchase exclusively at www.RaidoftheRainbowLounge.com
No reserved seating.
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RAID OF THE RAINBOW LOUNGE is a Raid of the Rainbow Lounge, LLC production.