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On These Shoulders We Stand (2009)

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Elder members of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender community in Los Angeles chronicle gay life from from the 1950's to the 1980's. The documentary brings to light Los Angeles' significant, yet hidden, role in U.S. gay history.

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Ivy Bottini ...
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The film shows postwar Los Angeles to be a city of startling contrasts. In this tale of two cities, there is one, a city with a substantial, vibrant gay community, and the other, a city obsessed with rendering that community invisible, kept in the closet or locked in its jails. Written by Glenne McElhinney

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$175,000 (estimated)
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Ivy Bottini: There weren't a lot of choices, not like today.
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