When We Rise
When We Rise: My Life in the Movement
by Cleve Jones
Hachette Books. 304 pages, $27.
THE EIGHT-PART TV miniseries When We Rise, which aired earlier this year on ABC, documented nearly fifty years of the modern gay rights movement. The docudrama reunited screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and director Gus Van Sant (Drugstore Cowboy, Good Will Hunting) with the intrepid activist Cleve Jones, author of a 2016 memoir of the same title. Van Sant and Black last collaborated on the biopic Milk, which garnered eight Academy Award nominations in 2008, including wins for Best Original Screenplay (for Black) and Best Actor (for Sean Penn in the title role).