Common Threads: Stories From the Quilt Poster

Release Date: 1989

DVD Release Date: June 8th, 2004

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 20 min

Plot Summary
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 to a large-scale memorial quilt project. Drawing from the sea of names memorialized, director Robert Epstein focuses on the lives of six people. Alongside the intimate profiles offered, through news footage and interviews, Epstein puts the AIDS crisis in the larger context of social and government response to the disease.

Director: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman

Genres: Documentary

Keywords: Mother, Passionate, Emotional, Love, Sacrifice, Friend, Transformation, 1980s


Winner Documentary (Feature)