Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner
Filmfest 2006

The story takes place against the backdrop of three tumultuous years in America that are reflected in Kushner’s plays, from September 11, 2001 to the 2004 Presidential election. The film features acclaimed theater and movie actors in unforgettable, entertaining scenes from Kushner’s new work – Marcia Gay Harden in a gut-wrenchingly funny performance as Laura Bush in 'Only We Who Guard the Mystery Shall Be Unhappy'; Emma Thompson crashing through the ceiling as the prophesizing angel in 'Angels in America'; and Meryl Streep pleading to God in a moving reading of Kushner’s Prayer on AIDS. "Fiercely political, deeply personal, incredibly intelligent, funny, poignant, hopeful, and immensely spiritual, Kushner’s work is a bright shining light." David Courier, Sundance 2006

tags: Documentary

Credits

Director: Freida Lee Mock