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Paul Monette: The Brink of Summer's End (1996)

This documentary focuses on AIDS activist, novelist and film writer and National Book Award winner Paul Monette's life, from his childhood in Massachusetts up to his life in Hollywood and ... See full summary »

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Monte Bramer

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Monte Bramer
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4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Judith Light ... Self
Robert Desiderio ... Self
Tom Hulce ... Self (archive footage)
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Jonathan Fried ... Narrator: readings (voice)
Linda Hunt ... Narrator (voice)
Paul Monette ... Self (archive footage)
Winston Wilde Winston Wilde ... Self
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This documentary focuses on AIDS activist, novelist and film writer and National Book Award winner Paul Monette's life, from his childhood in Massachusetts up to his life in Hollywood and diagnosis and death from AIDS. His story is told in readings from his memoirs and by those who knew him. Narrated by Linda Hunt.

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An inspiring film about an inspiring individual
1 March 2000 | by corn-6See all my reviews

What an amazing person Paul Monette is! And what a great tribute to his life this documentary is! I've read all of Monette's non-fiction work and quite a bit of his fiction. For those of you who have not yet read his non-fiction, please do so. Becoming A Man, Borrowed Time, and Last Watch of the Night were all extraordinary, passionate, and painfully honest masterpieces of gay literature. This film captures a glimpse of the man whose sincerity and heroism served to uplift a generation of men who were imprisoned by the closet and another generation who can now stand proud of themselves and those they love.


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