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    When We Rise

    Directed by Gus Van Sant
    U.S. | 84 minutes | North American Premiere | Gay!La

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    When We Rise

    Directed by Gus Van Sant
    U.S. | 84 minutes | North American Premiere | Gay!La

  • View Trailer

    When We Rise

    Directed by Gus Van Sant
    U.S. | 84 minutes | North American Premiere | Gay!La

  • View Trailer

    When We Rise

    Directed by Gus Van Sant
    U.S. | 84 minutes | North American Premiere | Gay!La

From Gus van Sant and Dustin Lance Black (Milk), the first episode of their stirring seven-part docudrama that charts the progress of Gay Liberation from its early days in San Francisco in the 1960s to its 21st-century triumphs.

Schedule

January 12, 2017 6:45 PM Palm Springs High School Tickets not available
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January 16, 2017 2:30 PM   Tickets not available
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film synopsis

Gus van Sant and Dustin Lance Black, who brought us the Academy Award®-winning Milk, have teamed up again for this ambitious, impassioned seven-part docudrama that charts the rise of the Gay Liberation movement from its embattled origins in the 1960s to its 21st-century triumphs. The entire series will be aired on ABC, a breakthrough for network television.

In the first two-hour episode, directed by van Sant, we follow the stories of the young Arizonian Cleve Jones (Guy Pearce), who would become a major LGBT activist working alongside Harvey Milk; the gay, African American, Vietnam vet Ken Jones (Michael Kenneth Williams), who has to contend with both the straight world's homophobia and racism within the gay community; and the initially closeted women's right activist from Boston, Roma Guy (Mary-Louise Parker). All their lives are transformed when they arrive in 1960s San Francisco, where the sexual revolution is in full bloom, even as the politicians and police desperately try to purge the city of its "deviant" citizens.

Stirring and uncompromising, this show's message of protest and inclusion couldn't come at a better time.

film details

Country: U.S.
Year: 2017
Running Time: 84 minutes
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Language: English
Director: Gus Van Sant
Producers: Dustin Lance Black, Gus Van Sant, Laurence Mark, Bruce Cohen
Principal Cast: Guy Pearce, Mary-Louise Parker, Rachel Griffiths, Michael K. Williams, Ivory Aquino, Rosie O’Donnell
Cinematographers: Niklas Johansson
Editor: Beatrice Sisul
Music: Danny Elfman, Chris Bacon
Screenwriter: Dustin Lance Black

guests in attendance

Dustin Lance Black – Writer

Gus van Sant – Director

Guy Pearce – Actor

Rachel Griffiths – Actor

Ivory Aquino – Actor

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