TV Trailer: Gus Van Sant’s “When We Rise”

The last time gay rights were tackled on screen was Roland Emmerich’s not well-received “Stonewall” which changed many of the details of the famed riots.

Filmmaker Gus Van Sant and writer Dustin Lance Black are trying their take now with “When We Rise,” the upcoming ABC event series which documents the battles for LGBT rights and kicks off with the Stonewall Riots in 1969.

Guy Pearce, Rachel Griffiths, Mary-Louise Parker, Michael K. Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, David Hyde Pierce, Dylan Walsh, Mary McCormack and more star in the story of diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer an offshoot of the Civil Rights movement from its turbulent infancy.

The series will debut on the network in February.