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Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine (2014)

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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.

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Michele Josue

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Michele Josue
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Cast

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

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Heartbreaking, beautiful
4 December 2015 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

Doesn't really tell us anything we haven't known about the case, but then again, I don't think great documentaries' primary aim should be just to inform. It does remind me a lot of Dear Zachary, just in that the personal approach from the filmmaker shines through, and it makes the emotion that much more powerful. It's a lovely film, perhaps not anything we haven't seen before, but a beautiful one nonetheless. It also marks the beginning of what is hopefully a great career for a new documentarian, showing her skill in composing such a delicate, sensitive subject in film form. Really heartbreaking and tragic, be prepared to bring tissues because it doesn't go lightly.


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