Dallas filmmaker wins award from Louisiana film festival

Posted on 24 Sep 2015 at 9:47am

CaminaRobert L. Camina, the documentarian responsible for Raid of the Rainbow Lounge, which tracked the events in Fort Worth on the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, received the PACE Paragon Award from the North Louisiana Gay & Lesbian Film Festival over the weekend.

The festival takes place every September in Shreveport; the award was presented by PACE (People Acting for Change and Equality) to Camina Saturday on the fest’s opening night. It was followed by a sold-out screening of Camina’s latest documentary, Upstairs Inferno, which tells the little-known story of the greatest mass-murder of gays in U.S. history — an arson at a gay bar in New Orleans in 1973 — which took 32 lives.

The festival continues through tonight. Upstairs Inferno screens again this afternoon at 3:30 p.m.

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