Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt Reviews

May 19, 2020
While such criticisms are relevant, it is also empowering finally to see a work that recognizes without apology the lives of gay people affected by AIDS connected to others who have experienced firsthand the AIDS crisis.
May 18, 2020
"Common Threads: Stories From the Quilt" confronts us with the reality of AIDS with such simplicity and directness that it is hard to imagine how the enormous tragedy of this disease could be expressed with greater impact.
May 18, 2020
The stories are terrifically moving without manipulation - the viewer is likely to cry more than anyone onscreen - but the feelings that hit hardest are anger and frustration.
May 18, 2020
Much like the quilt itself, the film is at once a personal and intimate memorial as well as a broader cultural symbol of the lives lost to the epidemic.
May 18, 2020
As powerful and moving a documentary as you will ever see... This one stays with you.
May 18, 2020
A singularly moving and sympathetic account of people whose lives have been profoundly altered, or cut short, by AIDS.
May 18, 2020
It's a gentle, sensitive film, the fierce anger felt by its makers evident only in the use of statistics and media snippets which build up to a damning indictment of the social and political response to the AIDS crisis.
June 7, 2006
That each of the thousands of panels represents a life as unique as the five witnessed on screen is heartbreaking. This Oscar-winning docu paved the way for other features about AIDS.