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Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt (1989)

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A collection of profiles of people dead from AIDS who are remembered in the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

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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)
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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.)
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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>

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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.
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Common Threads
Written and Performed by Bobby McFerrin
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15 April 1999 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

Don't take this film lightly. It has to be one of the most heart-breaking films ever made. I saw this only once - 9 years ago! - and to this day, I still have Bobby McFerrin's depressing little theme in my head. Don't plan on doing much after this has ended. It's like SHOAH packed into less than 90 minutes. I never thought the presence of something so stupid as Alf (from the sitcom) could bring tears to my eyes. See this and find out why.

I'm shocked and saddened that I'm only the 9th person to vote for this film.


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