8.1/10
483
7 user 6 critic

Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt (1990)

A collection of profiles of people dead from AIDS who are remembered in the AIDS Memorial Quilt.
Reviews
Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A documentary of the successful career and assassination of San Francisco's first elected gay councilor.

Director: Rob Epstein
Stars: Harvey Fierstein, Harvey Milk, Anne Kronenberg
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Stars: Lily Tomlin, Tony Curtis, Susie Bright
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A documentary about two gay men as they live through their last months of life with AIDS.

Directors: Peter Friedman, Tom Joslin
Stars: Liane Bonin, Tom Joslin, Mark Massi
Word Is Out (1977)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

More than two dozen men and women of various backgrounds, ages, and races talk to the camera about being gay. Their stories are arranged in loose chronology: early years, fitting in (which ... See full summary »

Directors: Nancy Adair, Andrew Brown, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Pat Bond, John Burnside, Sally M. Gearhart
Paragraph 175 (2000)
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Historian Klaus Müller interviews survivors of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals because of the German Penal Code of 1871, Paragraph 175.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Stars: Rupert Everett, Klaus Müller, Karl Gorath
And the Band Played On (TV Movie 1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The story of the discovery of the AIDS epidemic and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Matthew Modine, Alan Alda, Patrick Bauchau
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The history of the Gay and Lesbian community before the Stonewall riots began the major gay rights movement.

Directors: Greta Schiller, Robert Rosenberg
Stars: Rita Mae Brown, Maua Adele Ajanaku, Red Jordan Arobateau
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Documentary/Concert film covering the annual Drag festival in New York City. Highlights include a performance by drag diva, Ru Paul, and the infamous Lypsinca.

Director: Barry Shils
Stars: RuPaul, John Epperson, Debbie Harry
The Pirate (1948)
Adventure | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A girl is engaged to the local richman, but meanwhile she has dreams about the legendary pirate Macoco. A traveling singer falls in love with her and to impress her he poses as the pirate.

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Stars: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Documentary/Historical retrospective of the Gay Rights movement from the 1969 Stonewall riots to the present.

Director: John Scagliotti
Stars: Anita Bryant, Melissa Etheridge, Barney Frank
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.

Director: Jennie Livingston
Stars: André Christian, Dorian Corey, Paris Duprée
Politically Incorrect (1993–2002)
Comedy | News | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Four guests from the worlds of politics and entertainment join host Bill Maher for a free-wheeling and humorous discussion of current events.

Stars: Bill Maher, Christine O'Donnell, Lisa Ann Walter
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Sara Lewinstein ...
Storyteller (story subject: Dr. Tom Waddell)
David Mandell ...
Storyteller (story subject: David Mandell Jr.)
Suzi Mandell ...
Storyteller (story subject: David Mandell Jr.)
Sallie Perryman ...
Storyteller (story subject: Robert Perryman)
Vito Russo ...
Storyteller (story subject: Jeffrey Sevcik)
Tracy Torrey ...
Storyteller (story subject: himself and David C. Campbell)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gregg Baker ...
Himself - News Reporter (archive footage)
Gary Bauer ...
Himself - Policy Advisor to the President (archive footage)
Robert Bazell ...
Himself - News Reporter (archive footage)
Kevin Boyle ...
Himself - News Reporter (archive footage)
Edward Brandt ...
Himself - Assistant Secretary for Health (archive footage)
...
Himself - News Reporter (archive footage)
Bobbi Campbell ...
Himself (archive footage)
David C. Campbell ...
Himself (archive footage)
Marcus A. Conant ...
Himself (archive footage) (as Marcus A. Conant M.D.)
Edit

Storyline

This film recounts the lives and deaths of various victims of AIDS who are commemorated in the AIDS quilt. It is a massive cloth collecting each piece as a memorial for each victim of the disease to both show the death toll and to show the humanity of the victims to those who would rather demonize them. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

aids | memorial | quilt | homosexual | hiv | See All (38) »


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 October 1990 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Caminhos Cruzados  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Narrator: It took Rock Hudson's death to capture America's attention. By that time, AIDS had already killed 15 thousand of other Americans. Rock Hudson is the most famous name in the giant quilt, a memorial to ten thousand names of men, women and children who came along very different roads to the same fate.
See more »

Connections

References Two for the Road (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Common Threads
Written and Performed by Bobby McFerrin
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Belongs in your heart
17 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've got to say that I hadn't thought of this incredible film in a while, but it came up recently (the current year is 2009) and I decided to check out the reviews here. The reviews, all by themselves, and the memory of the film, and the music, and of what the film meant and of the stories of the people in it, made me cry all over again--THAT'S how powerful it is, memories of it in my heart 20 years later.

In my view, this movie should be required viewing for all those people out there who still hate. And for all those precious people out there who genuinely love, this movie will find a welcome home in your heart, whether this be a first viewing, or a refreshed memory from decades ago.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?