When We Rise: Season 1 (2017)


Season 1
When We Rise

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When We Rise works as a well-meaning outreach project with a decent cast, even if the script's ambitious reach slightly exceeds its grasp.

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Episodes

Air date: Feb 27, 2017

Ostracized after coming out -- or being outed -- Cleve Jones, Ken Jones, Roma Guy and Diane leave everything they know to seek safe harbor in San Francisco, where they join the burgeoning LGBTQ movement.

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Air date: Feb 27, 2017

Ostracized after coming out -- or being outed -- Cleve Jones, Ken Jones, Roma Guy and Diane leave everything they know to seek safe harbor in San Francisco, where they join the burgeoning LGBTQ movement.

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Air date: Feb 27, 2017

Ostracized after coming out -- or being outed -- Cleve Jones, Ken Jones, Roma Guy and Diane leave everything they know to seek safe harbor in San Francisco, where they join the burgeoning LGBTQ movement.

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Air date: Mar 1, 2017

Cleve, Ken and Roma band together to fight Proposition 6, which would ban homosexuals and their allies from working in public schools; Roma's ex announces she is going to have a baby; Cleve works on Harvey Milk's campaign.

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Air date: Mar 1, 2017

Cleve, Ken and Roma band together to fight Proposition 6, which would ban homosexuals and their allies from working in public schools; Roma's ex announces she is going to have a baby; Cleve works on Harvey Milk's campaign.

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Air date: Mar 2, 2017

Cleve, Ken and Richard each contract AIDS, which is ravaging the gay community; Diane and Roma look for the father of Diane's daughter.

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Air date: Mar 2, 2017

Cleve, Ken and Richard each contract AIDS, which is ravaging the gay community; Diane and Roma look for the father of Diane's daughter.

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Air date: Mar 3, 2017

Cleve organizes a march on Washington D.C. to protest California's Proposition 8; Roma uses her past experiences to fight for health care in San Francisco; Ken seeks Cecilia Chung's help in getting the city to fund a meal program for a church.

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Air date: Mar 3, 2017

Cleve organizes a march on Washington D.C. to protest California's Proposition 8; Roma uses her past experiences to fight for health care in San Francisco; Ken seeks Cecilia Chung's help in getting the city to fund a meal program for a church.

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Cast & Crew

Guy Pearce
Cleve Jones

Actor
Mary-Louise Parker
Roma Guy

Actor
Rachel Griffiths
Diane Guy

Actor
Michael Kenneth Williams
Ken Jones

Actor
Austin P. McKenzie
Younger Cleve Jones

Actor
Jonathan Majors
Younger Ken Jones

Actor
Emily Skeggs
Younger Roma Guy

Actor
Fiona Dourif
Younger Diane

Actor
Whoopi Goldberg
Pat Norman

Guest Star
Rosie O'Donnell
Del Martin

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Ivory Aquino
Cecilia Chung

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David Hyde Pierce
Dr. Jones

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Carrie Preston
Sally Gearhart

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Dylan Walsh
Dr. Marcus Conant

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Maddie Corman
Phyllis

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Nick Eversman
Scott Remple

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Caitlin Gerard
Jean

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Sam Jaeger
Richard

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Justin Sams
Sylvester

Guest Star
Douglas Smith
Young Man

Guest Star
Dustin Lance Black
Executive Producer
Laurence Mark
Executive Producer
Bruce Cohen
Executive Producer
Gus Van Sant
Executive Producer
Dee Rees
Director
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Audience Reviews for When We Rise: Season 1

  • Jul 17, 2017
    This is the first comprehensive history lesson brought into everyone's home via network television. It is very hard to compress decades and decades of history and movement into an 8 hour mini-series, but the producers of this have done very well. Unfortunately, network television today doesn't have the same exposure, so it wouldn't have the same effect had this ran in the 90's or 80's, but the point is that it was time to finally see something that portrayed the real events that have happened in the past half century in the march toward equality. Bravo!
  • Jun 14, 2017
    It just a mini-series trying to take advantage of the anti-trump It over dramatize and irrelevant.
  • Mar 11, 2017
    A beautiful testament to the struggle for LGBTQ rights!
  • Mar 06, 2017
    This show is pure rubbish!
  • Mar 05, 2017
    Piece of garbage show. Goes to show what happens when the sole reason for making a show is to lecture to "stupid, red state homophobes." I don't choose entertainment that is trying to teach me a lesson.
  • Mar 04, 2017
    absolutely stunning!
  • Mar 03, 2017
    As a gay millennial, this show is a must see, an expanded version of MILK, everyone must see this. Great acting, historically accurate and very important.
  • Mar 03, 2017
    At such a time in the USA and the world where the LGBTQ community still faces discrimination and violence against us this miniseries came along at a perfect time. I cried alot of sad and happy tears along with so many others who viewed #WhenWeRise that my face was tomato red all week lol. With such a bigot as potus right now WE all need to come together and continue to fight for our rights. And the mini series and Cleve Jones is right...One struggle. One fight. I highly recommend this miniseries become a staple in helping educate the people and older people just what the LGBTQ life is and how much we've had to fight for equality along the way. 5 out 5 stars most definitely!
  • Mar 03, 2017
    The writing and acting in this series has been amazing thus far. It's emotional and heart-rending, and it's a reminder of just how far this civil rights issue has come since its inception. The bravery shown by these people is inspiring.
  • Mar 03, 2017
    love it! script,directors,photography,music. I really really like it.

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