Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine
Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine
4.5 stars

Starring: Michele Josue

Directed: Michele Josue

Release Date: November 3, 2015

Run Time: 89 Minutes

Format: DVD Color: Color

Audio: English Subtitles:

Distributor: Virgil Films and Entertainment


MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE is a powerful feature documentary about Matthew Shepard, the gay man who was tortured and murdered in one of the most notorious hate crimes in U.S. history. Directed by Michele Josue, a close friend of Shepard’s, the film revisits the shocking case with never-before-seen photos, rare video footage, and new revelations about Shepard’s all-too-brief life.

Note: Equipment used to watch the film can be found below

Theatrical release Date: February 6, 2015 (USA) Limited
Disc release Date: November 3, 2015 (USA)
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My Thoughts

Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine is A Documentary on The Life of Matt Shepard who was Brutally beaten and Killed for being gay. The Docu opens up telling the story of Matt’s life from childhood to Adulthood, How Happy and upbeat he was to the darkest times in his life. We are also presented with Video and Photos of Matt throughout. The Interviewer is Matt’s Best Friend and at one point she breaks down toward the end while giving an interview.

The Docu is a great watch in-which does make you happy but also gets you sad and Angry. The hate and The Hate that can bring death is upsetting to the point it doesn’t make sense. 45 minutes of the Documentary is about Matt’s life and 45 Minutes is about the day he was beating and left for dead lied to a fence in a field. We also get to see the outcome and how wide-spread the news went to how many people were upset over this Hate Crime. Another aspect we are shown are the two guys who have done the crime with a little bit of back story. One thing I wish they extended in this Docu would be more on the Two guys who have killed Matt, perhaps an interview if Possible but I understand that the interviewer would not be able to handle that.

Overall the Docu was a good watch, learning about Matt’s life and what his death brought to the Gay community with Bills passed in Matt’s Name. Its sad but still interesting to view as You learned who Matt was and where this kid has been which was all over the world. I would say give this Docu a shot and pick it up or check you cable provider to see if it’s on VOD as it is a LOGO film and they own a Channel on Cable.

With that said I give this Docu a 4.5 out of 5.


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4.5 stars


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Samsung (UN46C6900) 46-Inch 1080p LED HDTV

DVD/Blu-Ray Player

OPPO BDP – 103 (Highly Recommended)

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Stereo Receiver

Pioneer VSX-516-K 7.1-Channel

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(1) Center Speaker

Pioneer S-HF 11C

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(2) Front Speaker

KLH 9250B Floor – 350 watts

(4) Surround sound Speakers

KLH 100 watt Bookshelf

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Sony SA-W3000 180 Watt 12″ sub

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Note: I Know my speakers are way outdated. OPPO Blu-Ray Player is one of the best around and used in most home theaters. The Receiver is pretty good but on the line of out dated. Subwoofer is good with tons of bass but not the theater quality from a $400 Sub. Front speakers are fun with tons of power and are good for standalone’s but higher end sound (Hz) is lower quality. Overall I need to update on all speakers granted I do get decent sound out of them just the higher end falls short.


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