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Out of the Past: The Struggle for Gay and Lesbian Rights in America
Out of the Past The Struggle for Gay and Lesbian Rights in America
Actors: Stephen Spinella, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cherry Jones, Edward Norton, Leland Gantt
Director: Jeffrey Dupre
Genres: Documentary
R     2005     1hr 37min

Studio: Peace Arch Home Entertain Release Date: 04/26/2005 Run time: 70 minutes


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Actors: Stephen Spinella, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cherry Jones, Edward Norton, Leland Gantt
Director: Jeffrey Dupre
Creators: Jeffrey Dupre, Andrew Tobias, Eliza Byard, Kevin Jennings, Michael Huffington, Michelle Ferrari
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Gay & Lesbian
Studio: Allumination
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 04/26/2005
Original Release Date: 07/31/1998
Theatrical Release Date: 07/31/1998
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 37min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

ONE OF THE BEST documentaries to parallel historical events!
Mr. Wynn | State of Confusion | 10/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was absolutely amazed at the filmmaker for their genius in telling some of stories of the most important lesbian and gay historical figures with that of current issues. A truly rich documentary without overloading you with too many facts.The documentary follows the struggle of Kelli Peterson, the teenager that challenged her high school to register her Gay Straight Alliance. The film does a wonderful job in comparing her current struggle with those of the past in lesbian and gay history.One of the most powerful segments in the film is about hte gay man who was behind Martin Luther King's civil rights demonstrations. This is a very important film for all persons to see. Perfect for the classroom and for any other situation that will inspire people to be active and become activists!"
A wonderful combination of history and activism.
Mr. Wynn | 04/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This film draws from the personal experience of Kelli Peterson's attempt in 1996 to start a high school social club, and the obstacles she and her allies faced as a result. The film is worth seeing for her experience alone. But it is more than your average documentary. By interweaving vignettes of other gay people's lives and activism, (from Sarah Orne Jewitt to Barbara Gittings), the directors offer the viewer a complex look into what it means to be identified by society based on who you love."
Excellent, passionate, honest, and full of hope
Mr. Wynn | 06/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This documentary weaves the past into the future and gives us all a better and more complete picture of gay and lesbian life in America. This video should be mandatory in schools across the country which have consistently excluded gay and lesbian people from their history books. This video inspires and motivates, like few films do."
Lisa G. | Los Angeles, CA | 08/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This outstanding video is centered on a modern day fight for equality as it engagingly weaves the reality of our history into today. This inter-twining allows the viewer to grasp how history impacts the lives of everyone, hundreds of years later. It's excellent in its story telling and point-making. I, too, believe this should be required viewing in all Jr. High, High School and College level cirriculum. It's invaluable because of how it invites the viewer to challenge stereotypes and question the false history they're being taught in some many books. THANK YOU!"