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Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 42 min.

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Freida Lee Mock pays tribute to the award-winning writer of "Angels in America," as he works on a production of "Homebody/Kabul," campaigns for John Kerry, opens the Broadway musical "Caroline, or Change" and collaborates with artist Maurice Sendak.


Director: Freida Lee Mock

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Balcony

Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner (2006)

Release Date: October 4th, 2006|1 hr. 42 min.

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  • An adulatory documentary that could well have been titled "Ode to Kushner." As good-looking and well-crafted as it is -- cinematographers Eddie Marritz and Don Lenzer, who were on board for Mock's "Maya Lin," as well as Bestor Cram provide the rich visuals -- the film suffers from a crucial lack of perspective. show more

  • Mock's film leaves us with a sense of gratitude and relief that so thoughtful an artist as Kushner continues to work among us, capturing and reacting to the world as he buzzes through it. show more

  • A canny piece of filmmaking, sure to absorb both audiences familiar with Kushner's plays and those who know little or nothing about him. show more

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