directed by Rob Epstein + Jeffrey Friedman
Following the devastating and powerful "The Times of Harvey Milk", director Rob Epstein partnered with Jeffrey Friedman to create another Oscar-winning documentary . We only get a glimpse of stories like Dr. Tom Waddell, an Olympic athlete and organizer of the Gay Games, or 11 years old hemophiliac David Mandell, Jr or gay activist Vito Russo. But the frustrations that are detailed by the film are only equaled by the heartwarming stories narrated by Dustin Hoffmann. The quilt (if you didn't already know), is pieced together as a representation of all the tragic losses the disease of AIDS has taken from society. The quilt itself is an poignant choice of title, being such a visible tool of narration. One cannot help but grieve and become sympathetic by listening to the un-doctored footage. A hard film to rate, and a difficult subject matter to contemplate over, but utterly essential. out of
Theatrical Release: August 1989 - HBO
DVD Review: New Yorker - Region 1- NTSC
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|Distribution||New Yorker - Region 1- NTSC|
Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 7.16 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s
NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.
|Audio||English (Dolby Digital 2.0) + Commentary - English (Dolby Digital 2.0)|
• Commentary by filmmakers Rob Epstein and