LOWER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- A special screening was held in Manhattan on Wednesday night for ABC's new mini-series event "When We Rise".
The eight-hour event series about the LGBT community's struggle from the mid-20th century to today premiered at the Metrograph Theater on the Lower East Side.
The mini-series, written by Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, stars Guy Pearce, Mary-Louise Parker, Rachel Griffiths, Michael K. Williams, and Ivory Aquino.
It premieres on Monday February 27th at 9 p.m. on ABC.
New ABC mini-series 'When We Rise' premieres in Manhattan