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Out of the Past (1998)

R
97 min | Documentary

In 1995, Kelli Peterson started a gay and straight club at her Salt Lake City high school. The story of her ensuing battle with school authorities in interspersed with looks back at the diary of Michael Wigglesworth, a 17th-century Puritan...See moreIn 1995, Kelli Peterson started a gay and straight club at her Salt Lake City high school. The story of her ensuing battle with school authorities in interspersed with looks back at the diary of Michael Wigglesworth, a 17th-century Puritan cleric, at the 30-year love affair of Sarah Orne Jewett and Annie Adams Fields, at Henry Gerber's attempt after World War I to establish a gay-rights organization, at Bayard Rustin's role in the civil rights movement, and at Barbara Gittings' taking on of the American Psychiatric Association's position that homosexuality is illness. One person comments, "To create a place for ourselves in the present, we have to find ourselves in the past." Written by See less
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Jeff Dupre (as Jeffrey Dupre)
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Jeff Dupre (as Jeffrey Dupre)
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$ 1,671
Gross (USA)
$ 9,078
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$ 9,078
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Jul 31, 1998 (United States)

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Stephen Spinella
Michael Wigglesworth (voice) Michael Wigglesworth (voice)   See fewer
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Gwyneth Paltrow
Sarah Orne Jewett (voice) Sarah Orne Jewett (voice)   See fewer
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Cherry Jones
Annie Adams Fields (voice) Annie Adams Fields (voice)   See fewer
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Edward Norton
Henry Gerber (voice) Henry Gerber (voice)   See fewer
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Leland Gantt
Bayard Rustin (voice) Bayard Rustin (voice)   See fewer
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Annie Fields
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Barbara Gittings
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Peter J. Gomes
Himself (as Rev. Peter J. Gomes) Himself (as Rev. Peter J. Gomes)   See fewer
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Linda Hunt
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Kelli Peterson
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6.9 / 10 | 167 votes