Anatomy of a raid

“I made the decision right away to make a short film about the raid,” director Robert Camina says.

That “short film” never materialized. Instead, as the rumors and recriminations flew, as Fort Worth’s gay community came together surprisingly quickly to voice its outrage and as facts slowly emerged, Camina realized there was something here much bigger than he could boil down into a 20-minute documentary.

Now, nearly three years later, Raid of the Rainbow Lounge — a full 100 minutes long — gets its world premiere March 15 at the Palace AMC Theatre in Sundance Square.

“I’ve worked on [this film] in some capacity almost every single day since then. I am ready to birth the baby!” says Camina with a laugh.

Read the entire interview with Camina here.

DEETS: Palace AMC 9, 220 Third St., Fort Worth. Doors open at 7 p.m. Screening at 7:30 p.m. followed by Q&A. $20.