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Word is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives

Gay Essential Documentaries to Watch, Word is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives

Word is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives is a 1977 ground breaking documentary that features 26 personal stories of the LBGT community that answers the question, “Who are we?” The film was a collaborative effort by the Mariposa Film Group (Peter Adair, Nancy Adair, Andrew Brown, Rob Epstein, Lucy Massie Phenix, and Veronica Selver).

The Celluloid Closet

Gay Essential Documentaries To Watch, The Celluloid Closet

The Celluloid Closet is an award-winning1996 documentary narrated by Lily Tomlin. The film, directed and written by Academy Award Winners, Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, provides a deep look into the hidden history of gay and lesbian characters in the Hollywood film industry, offering both negative and positive insights.

The Times Of Harvey Milk

Gay Essential Documentaries To Watch, The Times Of Harvey Milk

The Times of Harvey Milk is documentary that records the heroic yet tragic life of openly gay San Franciscan political figure, Harvey Milk. The Academy Award winning film directed by Rob Epstein and narrated by Harvey Fierstein was released in 1984 and debuted at the Telluride Film Festival, the New York Film Festival.

Howl

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Howl

Released in 2010, Howl was directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. The film won two awards with Best Actor going to James Franco at Central Ohio Film Critics Association and Freedom of Expression Award at National Board of Review USA. Shot in New York City, the film stars James Franco, Todd Rotondi and Jon Prescott.

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