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When We Rise

The Milk (2008) writer’s ambitious odyssey through 45 years of fighting for LGBT rights in America starts with gays finding their voice in San Francisco in spite of persistent police brutality and ends with the Supreme Court paving the way for same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Focus lies on several real-life characters that we follow over the decades through oppression, the AIDS crisis, and ultimately triumph. Definitely watchable, with a stand-out performance by Guy Pearce as the man behind the AIDS memorial quilt, but this miniseries follows movies, TV projects and plays that all have dealt with these issues in more effective ways.

2017-U.S. Made for TV. 325 min. Color. Directed by Gus Van Sant, Dee Rees, Thomas Schlamme, Dustin Lance Black. Teleplay: Dustin Lance Black. Cast: Guy Pearce (Cleve Jones), Mary-Louise Parker (Roma Guy), Michael Kenneth Williams (Ken Jones), Austin P. McKenzie, Emily Skeggs, Jonathan Majors… Rachel Griffiths, Dylan Walsh, Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, David Hyde Pierce, Rob Reiner, William Sadler, Phylicia Rashad.

Trivia: Shown in either four or eight episodes.

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