Out in the Silence (2009) - Rotten Tomatoes

Out in the Silence (2009)





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Filmmaker Joe Wilson directs this documentary chronicling the aftermath of a same-sex wedding announcement in the local newspaper of a conservative rural community, and the widely varying, highly emotional reactions of the town's residents.

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Critic Reviews for Out in the Silence

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Out of the Silence is proof that the best way to combat prejudice is to speak out and make your case, no matter how daunting the opposition.

April 30, 2010 | Rating: 3/4

An uneven but often disturbing documentary about homophobia in rural America.

February 28, 2010 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Out in the Silence

Out in the Silence doesn't recite the normal talking points on either side of the gay debate. It takes a different tack: the surprisingly short documentary tells two concurrent stories about LGBT people in a small town and how they try to change small town attitudes. The most heartwarming subplot involves a member of the church and how he becomes friends with the gay filmmaker and his partner. They don't necessarily see eye to eye, but we look in on their relationship from time to time. Will the doc change minds? Maybe not, but it shows both sides can talk about their differences and begin to bridge the gap.

Jason Vargo
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