Friends and family reflect on the life and death of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard, who was murdered in a targeted homophobic attack in Wyoming in 1998.


Michele Josue


Michele Josue
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michele Josue Michele Josue ... Self
Judy Shepard ... Self
Zeina Barkawi Zeina Barkawi ... Self
Dennis Shepard ... Self
Tim Galles Tim Galles ... Self
Walt Boulden Walt Boulden ... Self
Nikki Pearson Nikki Pearson ... Self
Cynthia Whisenant Cynthia Whisenant ... Self
Julie Anderson Julie Anderson ... Self
Rich Mack Rich Mack ... Self
Kate Chill Kate Chill ... Self
Gina Van Hoof Gina Van Hoof ... Self
Romaine Patterson Romaine Patterson ... Self
Jason C. Marsden Jason C. Marsden ... Self
Jim Osborn Jim Osborn ... Self


MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE is a film about the Matthew Shepard behind the headlines. An honest and intimate portrait of Matt as he is remembered by those who knew him, it is the story of loss, love, and grief that does not go away. As such, the film will provide a proxy for a wide variety of people and communities to experience first hand the devastation of intolerance, the power of love, and the beauty of compassion. Written by Anonymous

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28 April 2020 | by thekcorneroriginalSee all my reviews

The Matt Shepard case was revolutionary and brought some major social issues to the surface that maybe didn't get talked about enough. Because of that, Matt Shepard has kind of become a martyr and less of a real person. Matt Shepard Is A Friend of Mine shows Matt as a son, a brother, and a friend. It really helps you understand that this case isn't just about gay rights and hate crime legislation but the fact that such a wonderful person with so much potentially is now dead. It makes the case a whole lot more personal because for once, you see Matt Shepard as more that just a murder victim.

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