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Web Credits

Edited by ELIZA STARR BYARD

Executive Producer ROBERT S. THOMAS

Art Director CHRISTINA TZOURAS

Producers JEFF DUPRE CHRISTINE MCKENNA

Writers ELIZA STARR BYARD JEFF DUPRE CHRISTINE MCKENNA

Programmer UZI HALIMUN

Image Credits

Home Page

In order of appearance: Bayard Rustin, Library of Congress; Sarah O. Jewett, Boston Athenaeum; Barbara Gittings, photo by Nancy Tucker

Out of the Past timeline

1779 Alexander Hamilton, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Detroit Publishing Company Collection
1860 Walt Whitman, Corbis-Bettman
1886 We'wha, Smithsonian Institution
1896 Sarah O. Jewett, Clifton Waller Barrett Library, Manuscripts Division, Univ. of Virginia Library
1924 Henry Gerber, Gregory Sprague Collection, Chicago Historical Society
1954 Wisconsin State Archives
1958 Barbara Gittings, photo by ?
1965 Barbara Gittings, photo by Nancy Tucker
1994 Martina Navritalova, GLSEN

In the Present forum

Sarah O. Jewett, Boston Athenaeum
Henry Gerber, Gregory Sprague Collection, Chicago Historical Society
Bayard Rustin, Library of Congress
Barbara Gittings, photo by Nancy Tucker
Kelli Peterson, photo by Don Romesburg

Film Credits

Directed and Produced by JEFF DUPRE

Written by MICHELLE FERRARI

Co-Produced by ELIZA STARR BYARD MICHELLE FERRARI

Edited by TOBY SHIMIN GEORGE O'DONNELL

Associate Producer KEVIN JENNINGS

Executive Producer ANDREW TOBIAS

Narrated by LINDA HUNT

Voices
Michael Wigglesworth .... STEPHEN SPINELLA
Sarah Orne Jewett .... GWYNETH PALTROW
Annie Adams Fields .... CHERRY JONES
Henry Gerber .... EDWARD NORTON
Bayard Rustin .... LELAND GANTT

Director of Photography BUDDY SQUIRES

Music by MATTHIAS GOHL

Script Consultant ELIZA STARR BYARD

Copyright 1997, Out of the Past Film Project, Inc.

In Memory of Jacob Orosco 1980-1997

Film Production Team

Jeff Dupre, director/producer, was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1969. He graduated from Vassar College in 1992 with a degree in philosophy. He was production coordinator on Ken Burns' The West, an 8-part documentary film series directed by Stephen Ives, which aired on PBS in September, 1996. Out of the Past is his first film.

Eliza Starr Byard, co-producer, has worked on numerous documentary projects for public television, including the FRONTLINE special School Colors, and Genesis: A Living Conversation with Bill Moyers. Byard also directed The New Facts of Life, a short documentary on lesbian and gay parenting. She is a Ph.D. candidate in American History at Columbia University.

Michelle Ferrari, script writer and co-producer was script writer and coordinating producer for Margaret Sanger, a 90 minute PBS documentary. She has worked on numerous documentary films including The West and Calling the Ghosts: A Story about Rape, War and Women.

Matthias Gohl, composer, music director. With his partner Elliot Goldenthal, Gohl has composed scores for a number of feature films, including Michael Collins, Batman Forever, and Interview with a Vampire, for which they received an Academy Award nomination. Gohl also wrote the score and was music director for The West.

Kevin Jennings, associate producer, is founder and executive director of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) a national organization that works to end homophobia in schools. Jennings is author of Becoming Visible: A Reader in Gay and Lesbian History for High School Students.

George O'Donnell, editor, has worked on numerous documentary and feature film projects, including the PBS series The West; Barbara Koppel's Mike Tyson: The Fallen Champ; Todd Haynes' Poison; and the PBS documentary Margaret Sanger.

Toby Shimin, editor, most recently edited A Leap of Faith, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1997. She also edited Martha and Ethel which premiered at Sundance in 1995 and Buddy Squires' Listening to Children: A Moral Journey with Robert Coles, which was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1996.

Buddy Squires, director of photography, was the director and principal cinematographer on Listening to Children: A Moral Journey with Robert Coles, which was nominated for an Emmy Award and aired on PBS in 1996. He co-founded Florentine Films with Ken Burns and was principal cinematographer on Burns' The Civil War, Baseball, Lewis and Clark, and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Andrew Tobias, executive producer, is the author of such books as The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need, My Vast Fortune, The Best Little Boy in the World -- continuously in print for 25 years -- and The Best Little Boy in the World Grows Up, its sequel, coming out in the fall of 1998.