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Out of the Past (1998)





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Historically provocative documentary about a Salt Lake City girl's efforts to form a gay high school club, tied to the venerable tradition of homosexual repression in the United States.


Gwyneth Paltrow
as Voice of Sarah Orne Jewett
Edward Norton
as Voice of Henry Gerber
Cherry Jones
as Voice of Annie Fields
Stephen Spinella
as Voice of Michael Wigglesworth
Leland Gantt
as Voice of Bayard Rustin
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Ultimately uplifting and highly valuable as a document of struggle for gay acceptance.

Full Review… | July 11, 2007
Film Journal International

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Yes, it's dated. But it's very good documentary about the history of gay rights. It gets better as it goes on. I was surprised at how much I did NOT know about the struggles and historic timeline. Wow.

Lisa Whelpley
Lisa Whelpley

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