Feb. 27, 2017

When We Rise – Epic Mini Series Premieres

Feb. 27, 2017, 8-10pm CENTRAL TIME
ABC (Tucson KGUN 9)

»learn more and see trailer on the ABC site

WHEN WE RISE, written and created by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, chronicles the real-life personal and political struggles, setbacks and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement–from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once unfathomable successes of today.

Starring:
  • Guy Pearce (Memento, L.A. Confidential) as LGBT activist Cleve Jones
  • Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds, Angels in America) as women’s rights leader Roma Guy
  • Rachel Griffiths (Brothers and Sisters, Six Feet Under) as her wife, social justice activist Diane
  • Michael K. Williams (Boardwalk Empire, The Wire) as African-American community organizer Ken Jones
  • Ivory Aquino as transgender-activist Cecilia Chung