Making The Boys to Screen at Rialto Film Fest

Tuesday, June 21st only Rialto Cinemas Film Festival continues with a one day screening of “Making the Boys.” Inspired storyteller and Director/Producer Crayton Robey has made a documentary about the breakthrough play and film ãThe Boys in the Band;ä the first major-studio production to deal frankly with homosexuality.

“Making the Boys” will screen on Tues, June 21 ONLY. Showtimes: 1:00, 3:00, 5:00 & 7:00 PM. SYNOPSIS: Before Prop 8, Milk or Will & Grace, before the AIDS epidemic, gay pride parades or the Stonewall uprising, ãThe Boys in the Bandä changed everything. Making the Boys explores the drama, struggle and enduring legacy of the first-ever gay play and subsequent Hollywood movie to successfully reach a mainstream audience. Beloved by some for breaking new ground, and condemned by others for reinforcing gay stereotypes, The Boys in the Band sparked heated controversy that still exists four decades later. Featuring anecdotes from the surviving cast and filmmakers, as well as perspectives by legendary figures from stage and screen, Making the Boys traces the behind-the-scenes drama and lasting legacy of this cultural milestone.

CRITIC’S PICK! “Captivating and entertaining…sometimes you don’t have to go very far into the past to be amazed at how drastically things have changed. ‘Making the Boys’ is fascinating recent history and a fascinating personal story as well.” – Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times
Individual tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for Seniors and Children. Advance tickets are available through our virtual box office at or at the box office day of show. Sixth Street Playhouse is located at 52 W. Sixth Street in the Historic Railroad Square neighborhood.

Rialto Cinemas Sixth Street Playhouse continues Rialto Cinemas tradition of presenting specialty, foreign and art films. Voted Sonoma Countyâs Best Movie Theatre for ten consecutive years by the readers of the North Bay Bohemian, the theatre was the first movie theatre in Sonoma County to receive an Indy (now a Boho) award for enhancing the cultural life of the county. Rialto Cinemas and Proprietor Ky Boyd, have been honored by the Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors and the Santa Rosa City Council for their commitment to presenting a diverse array of programming and being a vital community asset. The information hotline is (707) 525-4840 and the website is