Tribeca Film Fest to Screen "Boys in the Band" Documentary in Honor of Stonewall

News   Tribeca Film Fest to Screen "Boys in the Band" Documentary in Honor of Stonewall The Tribeca Film Festival will pay tribute to the 40th anniversary of Mart Crowley's landmark play The Boys in the Band with screenings of the 1970 film adaptation and a new documentary based on the work.

Presented on April 26 and 27, the screenings will commemorate the play and the 40th anniversary of the historic Stonewall Riots. The Festival will first present a free screening of the newly restored 1970 film "The Boys in the Band" at 9:15 PM on April 26 at the AMC Loews Village 7.

On April 27, an early screening of the 82-minute documentary "Making the Boys," examining the creation of the play and subsequent film, will be presented at 4:30 PM at the SVA Theater 2. Tickets are required.

Following the screening of "Making the Boys" will be a panel discussion including Tony-winning producer and documentary filmmaker Dori Berinstein ("Showbusiness"), as well as playwright Crowley, film director Crayton Robey and Village Voice columnist Michael Musto.

The work-in-progress presentation of "Making the Boys" features many company members from the original Off-Broadway production who repeated their roles for the film, including actor Laurence Luckinbill, as well as playwright Mart Crowley, Dominick Dunne, Edward Albee, Tony Kushner, Robert Wagner and Paul Rudnick.

The Boys in the Band centers on a group of gay male friends who gather for the birthday of a friend in New York City. The evening offers a few surprises and candid discussion following the arrival of an unexpected guest. For further information, visit TribecaFilmFest.