Wrestling With Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner Poster

Release Date: October 4th, 2006

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

Distributors: Balcony

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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