Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt


Action / Biography / Documentary / History

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 100% · 8 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 96% · 100 ratings
IMDb Rating 8.1/10 10 1041 1K


Top cast

Eddie Murphy as Self
Dustin Hoffman as Narrator
Elizabeth Taylor as Self - Introduction Speaker
Rock Hudson as Self
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1 hr 20 min
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Reviewed by lee_eisenberg 10 / 10

Who ever would've guessed that another celebrity would get elected and ignore a pandemic?

I first learned of Rob Epstein's "Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt" about a quarter of a century ago when reading a list of Academy Award-winners. I've finally gotten around to seeing it. What an impressive story. It's so sad that millions of people worldwide succumbed to AIDS while governments ignored it (in fact, interviewee Vito Russo died the year after the documentary's release). Part of what we can do is keep alive the memory of those who sought to raise the public's awareness. This documentary is part of that. Definitely see it.

To think that decades later, another authoritarian-minded celebrity-turned-demagogue used racism to get elected president and then ignored a pandemic.

Reviewed by charlesgets-imdb 10 / 10

1989 Academy Award Winner

I was on staff at the Names Project during the making of this film and am honored to have been so. This film won the 1989 Academy Award for Feature Documentary. As has been stated by others, this is not an easy film to see, but I would encourage anyone who wants a greater understanding of the devastating impact of AIDS to view it. To have worked in the Names Project workshop and seen firsthand the care and love poured into each panel of the quilt was both a privilege and, ultimately, a devastating experience. Some of the people I worked with there are now gone - died of AIDS themselves - and I still think of them and miss them. See this film.

As for the comment about a world view, the film does mention some worldwide statistics. However, one of the main points of the film is that the United States government was abysmally slow in its response to the AIDS epidemic - so there is a reason for the focus on the U.S.

Reviewed by TrevorJD 10 / 10

Inspirational and packs an emotional wallop!

On the 20th Anniversary of World AIDS Day I sat down and watched this profoundly moving documentary that packs as much of an emotional wallop now as it did when I first saw it back in the very early 90's – I cried my eyes out. It was a time when many of my friends and acquaintances were suffering and dying from AIDS and many others were living with HIV. A time before combination therapy and drugs - for those who are able to access and afford them - helped prolong the lives of people living with HIV. The 'storytellers' are everyday people whose lovers, friends or family died of AIDS and who found an outlet to remember them and deal with their grief through the Quilt project. Their stories are inspirational, and the film beautifully constructed. Highly Recommended.

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