The Life of Gay Rights Activist Vito Russo

DVD - 2011
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On June 27, 1969, a police raid on a Greenwich Village gay bar took a surprising turn when patrons decided it was time to fight back. As a riot erupted outside the Stonewall Inn, a new era in the gay rights movement was born. Vito Russo, a 23-year-old film student was among the crowd. Over the next 20 years, Vito would go on to become one of the most outspoken and inspiring activists in the LGBT community's fight for equal rights.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, First Run Features :, Making it Big, LLC,, 2011.
Copyright Date: ♭2011.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (approximately 93 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, video, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
1.78:1 widescreen, rda
DVD, NTSC, rda
video file, DVD, dual layer, region 1, rda


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Apr 02, 2018

Excellent documentary. Never heard of Vito but you know him well during this film. What a wonderful man, how he managed being gay, then the horrible period of the aids crisis. Nothing stopped Vito, really admired him at end of film.

Aug 18, 2016

For any Gay man growing up in the 70's and 80's.
This a documentary is about a true American Gay Hero who brought people together and change to the world.

Jul 27, 2014

A remarkable, courageous individual who fought the good fight til the end, surrounded by his family and friends.

Another fine HBO documentary.

Feb 03, 2014

A good documentary but I have a feeling that my whole generation, all our works, all our hard-won freedom, has been erased by plague, and the feeling is brought to the surface strongly by watching this video.
At the first half we're seeing Vito's succeses, especially The Celluloid Closet, which I had read a long time ago.
Then there was a long, drawn-out denoument where we were subjected to just one more battle against a hopeless plague that has carried off so many of us.
It would have been better to cut the part about AIDS in about half.

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