Out of the Past (1998)

R 07/31/1998 (US) Documentary 1h 37m

Overview

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."

  1. Jeff Dupre

    Director

  2. Michelle Ferrari

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Stephen Spinella

    Stephen Spinella

    Michael Wigglesworth

  2. Gwyneth Paltrow

    Gwyneth Paltrow

    Sarah Orne Jewett (voice)

  3. Cherry Jones

    Cherry Jones

    Annie Adams Fields

  4. Edward Norton

    Edward Norton

    Henry Gerber (voice)

  5. Linda Hunt

    Linda Hunt

    Narrator

Full Cast & Crew

Out of the Past

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget -

Revenue $8.00

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Content Score

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