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From Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick (This Film Is Not Yet Rated) comes Outrage, a searing indictment of the hypocrisy of closeted politicians with appalling gay rights voting records who actively campaign against the LGBT community they covertly belong to. Boldly revealing the hidden lives of some of the United States' most powerful policymakers, Outrage takes a comprehensive look at the harm they've inflicted on millions of Americans, and examines the media's complicity in keeping their secrets.
With analysis from prominent members of the gay community such as Congressman Barney Frank, former NJ Governor Jim McGreevey, activist Larry Kramer, radio personality Michelangelo Signorile, and openly gay congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (Representative, Wisconsin 2nd district), Outrage probes deeply into the psychology of this double lifestyle, the ethics of outing closeted politicians, the double standards that the media upholds in its coverage of the sex lives of gay public figures, and much more. The film won the Jury Award for Best Documentary at the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.
KIRBY DICK – Director
Kirby Dick is an Academy Award nominated documentary film director. Dick’s prior film, This Film is Not Yet Rated, was a breakthrough investigation of the highly secretive MPAA film ratings system. The film opened to great critical acclaim and recently compelled the MPAA to make long overdue changes in its ratings system. In 2004, Dick directed Twist of Faith, the powerful story of a man confronting the trauma of his past sexual abuse by a Catholic priest. Produced for HBO, the film received a 2004 Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature. Dick’s other films include, Derrida, a complex portrait of the world-renowned French philosopher Jacques Derrida, which won the Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco Film Festival, and the internationally acclaimed Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist, which won the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the Grand Prize at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Directed by Kirby Dick • 2009, USA
90 minutes • DVD