Tony Kushner, whose epochal “Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes” won a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award, has emerged as one of the country’s leading and most controversial playwrights (including his screenplay for Steven Spielberg’s “Munich”) — as well as one of its fiercest moral critics. Oscar-winning director Freida Lee Mock follows Kushner’s personal and political life for three tumultuous years, from Sept. 11, 2001 to the 2004 presidential election, to delve into the passions that keep him reaching for the great American play.
Academy and Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Freida Lee Mock delivers a rich and uplifting film that succeeds largely because of its hugely talented subject.” – Film Journal International
Lisa Bornstein spent 10 years as the theater critic of the Rocky Mountain News and has written for the Jerusalem Report, the Forward and Lilith; she is currently teaching fourth and fifth graders to think critically in Denver.
Saturday, January 16, 7 pm at the Boulder JCC (3800 Kalmia). $6 for BJCC members; $8 for guests. No charge for students with ID. Presented by Menorah.
The fifteen collaborating organizations who worked to make MoVeRs possible are Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado, ADL, Congregation Bonai Shalom, Boulder JCC, Hadassah, Congregation Har HaShem, Hillel – University of Colorado, Jewish Mosaic: The National Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity, Limmud Colorado, Menorah, Nevei Kodesh, Pardes Levavot, Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado, Soul Food and Tuv Ha’aretz.
MoVeRs is made possible with support from Rose Community Foundation, SCFD, and the Goldberger Fund for Jewish Culture at the University of Colorado at Boulder. For more information, visit www.jewishmovers.org or call 303.492.7143.