When We Rise Season 1 Episode 2 Live Online
When We Rise Season 1 Episode 2 Live Online,When We Rise chronicles the personal and political struggles, set-backs, and triumphs of a diverse group of LGBT individuals who helped pioneer an offshoot of the Civil Rights Movement from its infancy in the 20th century to the successes of today.
When We Rise Season 1 Episode 2 Live Online,The period piece tells the history of the modern gay rights movement, starting with the Stonewall riots in 1969.
When We Rise Season 1 Episode 2 Live Online,The series will be eight hours long in seven parts with Gus Van Sant directing the first two-hour part with Dee Rees directing parts two and three, Thomas Schlamme parts four and five, and Black parts six and seven. The series is partially inspired by LGBT activist Cleve Jones’s memoir When We Rise: My Life in the Movement.Van Sant and Black previously collaborated on Milk, which likewise featured Jones as a major character.
When We Rise Season 1 Episode 2 Live Online,The series premiered on ABC on February 27, 2017 at 9 p.m. Originally scheduled to air nightly until March 2,the scheduling was later shifted to accommodate live coverage of the address to a joint session of Congress by President Donald Trump on February 28; the first episode remains scheduled to air on February 27, with the remaining three episodes airing from March 1 to March 3.
When We Rise Season 1 Episode 2 Live Online,Daniel Fienberg of The Hollywood Reporter wrote in his review of the first part of the minseries: “In a film festival environment, in which stories of otherness and barrier-breaking are part of the expected tapestry, When We Rise might play as a bit quaint, muted and smoothed out for mainstream audiences, which it very clearly is. But even in 2017, when we like to think that boundaries have been pushed a fair amount and that the voices being heard are as diverse as ever, When We Rise feels like a rather astounding thing to find on network TV.”
When We Rise Season 1 Episode 2 Live Online,James Poniewozik of the The New York Times wrote in his review: “When We Rise, ABC’s sweeping four-night history of the gay rights movement, is a rebuttal. As a television drama, it often plays like a high-minded, dutiful educational video. But at its best moments, it’s also a timely statement that identity is not just an abstraction but a matter of family, livelihood, life and death.”