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Release Date:
31 July 1998 (USA) See more »
In 1995, Kelli Peterson started a gay and straight club at her Salt Lake City high school. The story... See more » | Add synopsis »
3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Imaginative and very Informative See more (5 total) »


  (in credits order)

Stephen Spinella ... Michael Wigglesworth (voice)

Gwyneth Paltrow ... Sarah Orne Jewett (voice)

Cherry Jones ... Annie Adams Fields (voice)

Edward Norton ... Henry Gerber (voice)
Leland Gantt ... Bayard Rustin (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Annie Fields ... Herself
Barbara Gittings ... Herself

Peter J. Gomes ... Himself (as Rev. Peter J. Gomes)

Linda Hunt ... Narrator
Sarah Orne Jewett ... Herself
Kelli Peterson ... Herself
Bayard Rustin ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Jeff Dupre  (as Jeffrey Dupre)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michelle Ferrari  writer

Produced by
Eliza Byard .... co-producer
Jeff Dupre .... producer (as Jeffrey Dupre)
Michelle Ferrari .... co-producer
Michael Huffington .... executive producer
Kevin Jennings .... associate producer
Andrew Tobias .... executive producer
Original Music by
Matthias Gohl 
Cinematography by
Buddy Squires 
Film Editing by
George O'Donnell 
Toby Shimin 
Makeup Department
Bunny Parker .... hair department head
Sound Department
Mariusz Glabinski .... assistant sound editor
Marlena Grzaslewicz .... sound editor
Ira Spiegel .... sound editor
Reilly Steele .... sound re-recording mixer
Other crew
Alex Panagakis .... publicist


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97 min

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Imaginative and very Informative, 9 June 1999
Author: Weston Clark from SLC, UT

This movie takes a very non-bias view into the lives of some Utah (where I am from and lived through this) citizens who stood in the face of bigotry and yelled in their ears. The movie was wonderfully put together with some amazing historical facts thrown in. Even with a reporters non-biased viewpoint this movie takes, you can't help but hate the SLC council members as well as many of the citizens of this state for their close mindedness, hatred, blindness, and narrowness. With the theme of the issue and the point of this whole fight, you can't help but see the idiocies of the anti-gay supporters.

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