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WRITING:
BIRD BY BIRD: ANNE LAMOTT
RAY BRADBURY
WRESTLING WITH ANGELS
SCREENWRITERS:
- CARL FOREMAN
- WILLIAM GOLDMAN
- PAUL MAZURSKY
- ELEANOR PERRY
- NEIL SIMON
- ROBERT TOWNE
MUSIC:
AARON COPLAND PORTRAIT
NEVER GIVE UP: HERBERT ZIPPER
SING!
PORTRAIT OF ZUBIN MEHTA
TO BE A MUSICIAN SERIES
ARTISTS:
EYES OF DON BACHARDY
INTERREGNUM/GROSZ
MAYA LIN
MIRIAM WOSK
WORLD ACCORDING TO DORA
BIOGRAPHY:
LILLIAN GISH
LEGEND OF MARILYN MONROE
ROSE KENNEDY
MEDICINE:
FIGHTING FOR LIFE
TO LIVE OR LET DIE
WAR:
A TIME OUT OF WAR
RETURN WITH HONOR
WAR HUNT
LIBRARY FILMS:
INTO THE FUTURE
SLOW FIRES
THE JAPAN PROJECT:
- MADE IN AMERICA
- MADE IN JAPAN
MOVIES:
CRIME & PUNISHMENT, USA
LOS ANGELS
THEY WENT THAT-A-WAY

Wrestling with Angels:
Playwright Tony Kushner

Directed, Written and Produced
by Freida Lee Mock
98 Minutes

Home DVD $29.95
Educational
PPR DVD $295.00
Maya Lin Vietnam Memorial
Educational DVD for Schools and Universities

David Ansen (Newsweek) praises Kushner's "humor, ambition, vision and dazzling braininess" and David Courier (Sundance Festival) writes “one of our greatest living playwrights, Pulitzer and Tony Award winner Tony Kushner (Angels in America, Caroline, or Change, Munich) is a consummate artist and indomitable political activist committed to equality and social justice...watching Marcia Gay Harden as Laura Bush in a scene from Kushner’s new play is worth the price of admission...hearing Meryl Streep read a prayer that Kushner wrote asking – no, demanding God to cure AIDS will tear your heart out. ”

In the film, Tony Kushner takes us from his childhood home in small-town Louisiana to his development as a writer, politically active gay man, and endlessly quotable globe-trotting force for a more literate and compassionate universe.  Featuring Meryl Streep, Marcia Gay Harden, Tonya Pinkins, Maurice Sendak, George C. Wolfe, Oskar Eustis, Frank Rich and others.

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Academy Award Winner

Rave Reviews
Academy Award Winner
“For students, theatergoers, and any engaged citizen, Mock’s Wrestling with Angels, like a new Kushner play, is not to be missed. The film is a bracing reminder of the unique – and essential – ways in which the stage can frame the major social-political questions of a complex era.”
Professor James Fisher,
Theater Dept., University of North Carolina and
author of The Theater of Tony Kushner

“Director Freida Mock’s film offers a comprehensive and brilliantly fashioned study of the life and work of Tony Kushner.  It should be included in any course on contemporary and post-modern theater.”
Professor Carl Weber, Theater Dept., Stanford University

“Entertaining, intimate...(Kushner) has a gift for being very funny and serious at the same time.”
- Stephen Holden, New York Times

“Absolutely spectacular...an amazing film!”
- Nan Noakar, Park City Record

“Energetic and engrossing!”
- Eric Grode, The New York Sun

“Blisteringly hilarious!  Moving...an exquisite work!”
- Paul Fischer, Dark Horizons

“Kushner is so charming that it would be easy to overlook (that) his plays are about things that matter.  With his brains, passion and optimism, he’s quite a package.”
- Jay Carr, AMNY



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