– John-Manuel Adriote, Huffington Post
"A powerful tale...highly recommended."
– C. Cassady, Video Librarian
"A nicely made study of the difference between a personal memorial and a public one."
– Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"A terrific documentary [that] offers no easy answers on how best to memorialize the dead. But the film’s gentle, insightful approach is a fine place to start."
– Greg Evans, Bloomberg Press
"Quietly but effectively makes the point that the AIDS epidemic itself is in danger of being permanently marginalized."
– David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle
"An intriguing and affective examination...a balanced narrative that allows the viewer to appreciate both sides of the issue without minimalizing either."
– Bob Etier, Technorati
"For too long, AIDS was repressed, unspoken by authorities, unacknowledged by official bodies, and devastatingly underrepresented in all manner of public forums."
– Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters
"A thoughtful and compelling examination of the complexity around loss and remembrance, with a surprising reach beyond the landscape of the National AIDS Memorial."
– Jason Plourde, Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
"Both thought- and emotion-provoking...a beautiful film."
– Ken Eisen, Maine International Film Festival
"An awesome exploration of an overlooked landmark."
– David Lamble, Bay Area Reporter
"How exactly to honour our dead is the question at the heart of the very polished THE GROVE."
– Dennis Harvey, San Francisco Bay Guardian
"Beautifully communicates the tremendous losses of the early AIDS epidemic...a heartrending work that provokes questions about the narrative of history and the intentions of memorials."
– Ashley Melzer, Independent Weekly
"An emotional, sometimes uncomfortable, journey through communal and individual grief, memory and representation."
– Fred Swanson, Director, Gay City Health Project