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When We Rise 

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Mini-Series (2017)
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A chronicled re-telling of the gay rights movement in the United States, beginning with the Stonewall riots in 1969.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Rachel Griffiths ...  Diane Jones 4 episodes, 2017
Austin P. McKenzie ...  Young Cleve Jones 4 episodes, 2017
Mary-Louise Parker ...  Roma Guy 4 episodes, 2017
Emily Skeggs ...  Young Roma Guy 4 episodes, 2017
Jonathan Majors ...  Young Ken Jones 4 episodes, 2017
Guy Pearce ...  Cleve Jones 4 episodes, 2017
Fiona Dourif ...  Young Diane Jones 4 episodes, 2017
Michael Kenneth Williams ...  Ken Jones 4 episodes, 2017
Sam Jaeger ...  Richard 3 episodes, 2017
Ivory Aquino ...  Cecilia Chung 3 episodes, 2017
Douglas Smith ...  Young Man 3 episodes, 2017
David Hyde Pierce ...  Dr. Jones 3 episodes, 2017
Whoopi Goldberg ...  Pat Norman 2 episodes, 2017
T.R. Knight ...  Chad Griffin 2 episodes, 2017
Rosie O'Donnell ...  Del Martin 2 episodes, 2017
Carrie Preston ...  Sally Gearhart 2 episodes, 2017
Dylan Walsh ...  Dr. Marcus Conant 2 episodes, 2017
Maddie Corman ...  Phyllis Lyon 2 episodes, 2017
Todd Weeks ...  Tom Ammiano 2 episodes, 2017
Rafael de la Fuente ...  Ricardo Canto 2 episodes, 2017
Adam DiMarco ...  Marvin Feldman 2 episodes, 2017
Nick Eversman ...  Scott Rempel 2 episodes, 2017
Caitlin Gerard ...  Jean 2 episodes, 2017
Justin Sams ...  Sylvester 2 episodes, 2017
Jayne Taini ...  Eloise 2 episodes, 2017
Kerry Sandomirsky ...  Cleve's Mom 2 episodes, 2017
Sam Spear ...  Shoshanna 2 episodes, 2017
Seth Fisher ...  Senior Advisor 2 episodes, 2017
Charles Socarides ...  Richard Socarides 2 episodes, 2017
Julian Works ...  Tomi 2 episodes, 2017
Terry Lewis ...  Old Army Vet 2 episodes, 2017
Molly Shaiken ...  Lesbian 2 episodes, 2017
Elizabeth Melchor Elizabeth Melchor ...  Rally Attendee / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Phillip Joseph Steward ...  Tim 2 episodes, 2017
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A dramatization of the real life San Francisco centered fight for LGBT rights from 1972 to 2015 is presented, the LGBT community which arguably has had the most numerous organized campaigns against them of any minority group to suppress those rights in the United States during that time period. It focuses on the advocacy and other supportive work of four individuals, Cleve Jones, Roma Guy, Diane Jones and Ken Jones, whose experiences focus on different aspects of the issue. Cleve's story focuses primarily on the political and legislative fight for gay and ultimately LGBT rights. Roma's story focuses primarily on her fight for women's rights, especially safe places for women, within that where she as a lesbian fits, ultimately a fight for universal health care in San Francisco, and her personal relationships particularly with Diane. Beyond that relationship with Roma, Diane's story focuses on her work as a nurse in caring for AIDS patients, and her want as a lesbian to have a child. ... Written by Huggo

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Maybe we're here for something bigger than ourselves. See more »

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TV-14
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USA

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English

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27 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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When We Rise See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Guy Pearce and William Sadler previously appeared together in Iron Man 3 (2013). See more »

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Referenced in Match Game: Episode #1.2 (2016) See more »

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Watch out for Trolls
4 March 2017 | by DiscoVinylSee all my reviews

As much as I enjoyed this mini-series I felt it was even more important for me to voice my dismay at the trolls. It is clear that there are homophobic people coming on here just to give this series a low rating when they clearly have not watched it.

If the content of this mini-series is not for you, no one is forcing you to watch it. There are plenty of sports related programs that bore me to tears. But would I ever imagine to sign on to a website to malign them? Would I complain that too many people spend precious time and money being obsessed with other people who are just playing a game? No because I believe it's their right. If sports are your bag well then fine you can keep getting a thrill from them while I change the channel.

This series is history. A history that doesn't get taught in schools. It's important. It's also a history that every one should know regardless of their sexuality, political affiliation or religion. These things happened around us. This is not a fantasy or made-up story.

There are many great performances and there are some scenes simply meant to tug on your heart- strings. But the fact is, it does make you feel something. Unlike so much of what's on t.v. that is made solely to make money and get a huge audience. ABC surely must have known that this was not going to be a ratings blockbuster. Kudos to them for giving it the green-light anyway.

A mini-series like this is even more important now under the political climate we are living in.


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