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Out of the Past: The Struggle for Gay and Lesbian Rights in America (1998)

Stephen Spinella , Gwyneth Paltrow , Jeff Dupre  |  R |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Stephen Spinella, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cherry Jones, Edward Norton, Leland Gantt
  • Directors: Jeff Dupre
  • Writers: Michelle Ferrari
  • Producers: Jeff Dupre, Andrew Tobias, Eliza Byard, Kevin Jennings, Michael Huffington
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Allumination
  • DVD Release Date: April 26, 2005
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0007SL31U
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #119,291 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Out of the Past: The Struggle for Gay and Lesbian Rights in America" on IMDb

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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
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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!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, passionate, honest, and full of hope June 18, 1999
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
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.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful combination of history and activism. April 23, 2000
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
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.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars o.o.p. speaks true and speaks to me December 10, 1998
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
I was introduced to this video prior to its airdate in a history class, and i found it particularly striking. The video imagery is vivid, and the message is clear: gays are everywhere, have been everywhere for all time, and are not going anywhere. It's a great video for people who are discovering themselves, or who wish to learn about how gays and views of them have changed throughout history. It's true, real, and means very much to me.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST SEE - FOR EVERYONE! August 27, 2000
By Lisa G.
Format:VHS Tape
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!
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars eye-opening August 4, 2001
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This film is a eye opening documentary focusing on a part of history denied by standard historical documents. A motivating force for gay activists and a great dose of reality for those of us in the "straight community"
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great historical record October 20, 2002
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This is a great documentary told in a manner to parallel the struggles of a high school student trying to organize a gay student union at her school. This documentary is not heavy-laden with tons of facts but is a highlight of many historical events showing the contributions of lesbians and gays in America's history.
Teachers may use this video to teach their students about tolerance and acceptance. This is a great resource for any person to keep in their personal libraries.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Relevant look at struggle for equality. December 19, 1998
By A Customer
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Starting with some brave teens in Utah, this documentary looks at various events in the history of American gays. The people in this film simply want equality, not special rights, but they receive special discrimination. Many of them have succeeded in making life better for other gays, and their stories will inspire others to continue the struggle for equality.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Educative
Talented interweaving of the narrator's personal experience with historical facts.
Published 1 month ago by WepaBoy
4.0 out of 5 stars well-done documentary
"Out of the Past" is an informative and relevant, well-done and well-produced, thorough, extensively detailed documentary that is worth viewing.
Published 5 months ago by robt. page
4.0 out of 5 stars R rating???
I really liked this documentary and want to show it to the Gay-Straight Alliance at the high school where I am a counselor and club advisor. But I can't because it's rated R. Read more
Published on December 4, 2009 by Stephanie
5.0 out of 5 stars History every American should know, but too few do!
This is an awesome film. The events documented, going back so many decades, should appear in every American history text. I'm 65 years old, and didn't have a clue. Read more
Published on May 30, 2009 by Karen S
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent fast service!
product came amazingly fast and in exactly the condition described. would order from them again in a heartbeat!
Published on April 1, 2009 by Charley Lang
5.0 out of 5 stars A Lovely Combination - Past and Present
This DVD was shown at a campus-wide event sponsored by the Ally Group called "DocuMovie Night". Reception of the message was fantastic. Read more
Published on April 25, 2008 by Joshua L. Lindgren
4.0 out of 5 stars an excellent teaching tool
This documentary raises the awareness of the viewer about common struggles faced by teens who are gay and lesbian. Read more
Published on February 22, 2008 by Deborah B. Vilas
4.0 out of 5 stars Out of the past: The struggle for Gay and Lesbian rights in America
This is and excellent documentary. It shows the very beginnings of the gay rights struggle. As i watched, i thought "these people are some of the bravest people in history. Read more
Published on January 9, 2007 by David A. Herrera
5.0 out of 5 stars A top notch viewpoint
This film is an excellent review of gay rights history. Highly recommended.
Published on February 22, 2006 by Lloyd Bragoz
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