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Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine (2014)

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Friends and family reflect on the life and death of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard, who was murdered in a targeted homophobic attack in Wyoming in 1998.

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Michele Josue

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Michele Josue
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michele Josue Michele Josue ... Herself
Judy Shepard ... Herself
Zeina Barkawi Zeina Barkawi ... Herself
Dennis Shepard ... Himself
Tim Galles Tim Galles ... Himself
Walt Boulden Walt Boulden ... Himself
Nikki Pearson Nikki Pearson ... Herself
Cynthia Whisenant Cynthia Whisenant ... Herself
Julie Anderson Julie Anderson ... Herself
Rich Mack Rich Mack ... Himself
Kate Chill Kate Chill ... Herself
Gina Van Hoof Gina Van Hoof ... Herself
Romaine Patterson Romaine Patterson ... Herself
Jason C. Marsden Jason C. Marsden ... Himself
Jim Osborn Jim Osborn ... Himself
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MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE is a film about the Matthew Shepard behind the headlines. An honest and intimate portrait of Matt as he is remembered by those who knew him, it is the story of loss, love, and grief that does not go away. As such, the film will provide a proxy for a wide variety of people and communities to experience first hand the devastation of intolerance, the power of love, and the beauty of compassion. Written by Anonymous

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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Run Rabbit Run Media See more »
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Prairie Hymn
Music by Ronald De Angelis
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23 June 2016 | by Tss5078See all my reviews

Matthew Shepard represents many things to many different people. For some he stands as a symbol of why people need to fight for equality, for others he opened their eyes to the horror and abuses that people go through every day simply for being different. What's easy to forget however, is that first and foremost, Matthew Shepard was a human being. Shepard was a friendly, kind, outgoing, young man from a small town and there in lied the problem. In a town of a few thousand, Shepard stood out and everyone knew who he was and what he was. One night, a couple of drunk rednecks decided to mess with him, it went too far, and they killed him. This film, isn't about that though, it isn't one of the many films about the symbol that Shepard became or the fight for equal rights his story ignited. This is a film, by a long time friend of Matt's, who simply wanted the world to know about her friend. Michele Josue interviews Matt's brokenhearted family and friends about his life, from childhood up until his untimely death, and weather your gay or not, weather you respect gay rights or not, you can't help but feel for these people who lost such a bright, loving, artistic person, who made everyone around him just that much better for knowing him. It's a terrific documentary and I was very happy that for once, a documentary focused on the life of the man instead of the tragic way that he was killed.


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