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Michelle Ferrari (writer)
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Release Date:
31 July 1998 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
In 1995, Kelli Peterson started a gay and straight club at her Salt Lake City high school. The story... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A good attempt See more (5 total) »

Cast

  (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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References "Leave It to Beaver" (1957)See more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A good attempt, 1 March 1999
Author: petshop from LA

A documentary covering two things. One gay and lesbian role models of the past. And two, a young lesbian in Utah who attemts to form a gay-straight alliance in her high school and runs into much resistance. Although the intent is honorable, and makes sense, the two elements never combine well.

We are jerked into the past to stories of obscure figures with quotes that often seem like stretches of the imagination. Then thrust into into the quick-paced present day story. Not much detail is shed on either.

Ultimately, the film is uplifting and reaffirming. A very good start.

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