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Release Date: August 24, 2020

Year    :   2020
Slogan    :   «Doctors called them sick. The remedy was rebellion.»
Genres    :   Documentary
Production Companies    :   ITVS, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Independent Lens, Independent Film Producers (IFP)
Director    :   Bennett Singer, Patrick Sammon
Producers    :   Sally Jo Fifer, Christopher Racster, Michael Ehrenzweig, Andrew Tobias, Cole Rucker, Jeff Nalin, Assaf Mor, Julianne Donofrio
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RunTime    :   80 mins.

Mentally ill. Deviant. Diseased. And in need of a cure. These were among the terms psychiatrists used to describe gay women and men in the 1950s, 1960s, and early 1970s. And as long as they were “sick”, progress toward equality was impossible. This documentary chronicles the battle waged by a small group of activists who declared war against a formidable institution – and won a crucial victory in the modern movement for LGBTQIA+ equality.

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