Out of the Past (1998)

In 1995, Kelli Peterson started a gay and straight club at her Salt Lake City high school. The story of her ensuing battle with school authorities in interspersed with looks back at the diary of Michael Wigglesworth, a 17th-century Puritan cleric, at the 30-year love affair of Sarah Orne Jewett and Annie Adams Fields, at Henry Gerber's attempt after World War I to establish a gay-rights organization, at Bayard Rustin's role in the civil rights movement, and at Barbara Gittings' taking on of the American Psychiatric Association's position that homosexuality is illness. One person comments, "To create a place for ourselves in the present, we have to find ourselves in the past."

Directing:
  • Jeff Dupre

Writing:
  • Michelle Ferrari

Stars:
Release Date: 1998-07-31
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 97
  • Revenue: $8
Edward Norton
Edward Norton
Henry Gerber
Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltr...
Sarah Orne Jewett (voice)
Stephen Spinella
Stephen Spine...
Michael Wigglesworth
Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
Annie Adams Fields
Linda Hunt
Linda Hunt
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