Search results for "Rob Epstein"


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The Celluloid Closet (1996) RT 96% / Audience 89%

DVD release: May 2001

This documentary highlights the historical contexts that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals have occupied in cinema history, and shows the evolution of the ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • History
DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein  •  Jeffrey Friedman
CAST:  Lily Tomlin  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Armistead Maupin  •  Arthur Laurents

The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)

Harvey Milk was an outspoken human rights activist and one of the first openly gay U.S. politicians elected to public office; even after his assassination in 1978, he ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein
CAST:  Harvey Milk  •  Harvey Fierstein  •  Anne Kronenberg  •  Tory Hartmann

Paragraph 175 (2000) RT 93% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Jul 2002

During the Nazi regime, there was widespread persecution of homosexual men, which started in 1871 with the Paragraph 175 of the German Penal Code. Thousands were murdered in ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • History
DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein  •  Jeffrey Friedman
CAST:  Rupert Everett

Where Are We? Our Trip Through America (1993)

Accomplished documentarians Rob Epstein and Jeff Friedman ("Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt", "The Celluloid Closet") take a trip across the American South and ...  (more)

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The Battle of Amfar (2013) RT Audience 83%

When AIDS struck in the early 1980s, a scientist and a movie star did not have to respond - but they did. Dr. Mathilde Krim and Elizabeth Taylor joined forces to create amfAR, ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein  •  Jeffrey Friedman
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Mathilde Krim

Lovelace (2013) RT 53% / Audience 36%

DVD release: Nov 2013

Story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein  •  Jeffrey Friedman
CAST:  Amanda Seyfried  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Hank Azaria  •  Adam Brody

Howl (2010) RT 62% / Audience 58%

DVD release: Jan 2011

It's San Francisco in 1957, and an American masterpiece is put on trial. Howl, the film, recounts this dark moment using three interwoven threads: the tumultuous life events ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein  •  Jeffrey Friedman
CAST:  James Franco  •  Jon Hamm  •  Mary-Louise Parker  •  Treat Williams

Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt (1989) RT Audience 95%

DVD release: Jun 2004

On the eve of 1987's Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, surviving families and friends of people who have died of AIDS prepare panels to be added ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • History
DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein  •  Jeffrey Friedman
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Vito Russo

And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)

The story of the gold-plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize, AND THE OSCAR GOES TO... traces the history of the Academy itself, which began in ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein  •  Jeffrey Friedman
CAST:  Anjelica Huston  •  Annette Bening  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Cher

End Game (2018)

Filmed and edited in intimate vérité style, this movie follows visionary medical practitioners who are working on the cutting edge of life and death and are dedicated to ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein  •  Jeffrey Friedman
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What Is Cinema? (2013)

Using the words and ideas of great filmmakers, from archival interviews with Alfred Hitchcock and Robert Bresson to new interviews with Mike Leigh, David Lynch, and Jonas ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • History
DIRECTION:  Chuck Workman
CAST:  Chantal Akerman  •  Robert Altman  •  David Lynch  •  Costa-Gavras

Vito (2011)

In the aftermath of Stonewall, a newly politicized Vito Russo found his voice as a gay activist and critic of LGBT representation in the media. He went on to write "The ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Jeffrey Schwarz
CAST:  Vito Russo  •  Larry Kramer  •  Tommi Avicolli Mecca  •  Bruce Vilanch

Uncommon Law (2015)

After years of bailing each other out of bad dates by pretending to be married, best friends and longtime roommates Brendan & Melissa receive a court notice that they are now ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Brian Work
CAST:  Mick Taylor  •  Christie Vozniak  •  Myles Grier  •  Jules Nobles

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