Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

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

4.7 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
DVD
(Apr 26, 2005)
"Please retry"
1
$175.00 $24.96

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial

Editorial Reviews

OUT OF THE PAST (DVD) DOCUMENTARY

Special Features

None.

Product Details

  • 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.)
  • 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: #112,414 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

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: VHS Tape
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!
Comment 31 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
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.
Comment 16 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
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.
Comment 14 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
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.
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
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!
Comment 12 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: VHS Tape
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"
Comment 12 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: VHS Tape
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.
Comment 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: VHS Tape
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.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums



What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customers Also Watched on Amazon Video