Blazing Trails: MoVeRs at the MoViEs continues this Saturday with a film about controversial playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner.

Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner

Blazing Trails: MoVeRs at the MoViEs continues this Saturday with “Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner.” Guest speaker Lisa Bornstein will facilitate a discussion following the screening.

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.

Click here to read a review from Jewish Weekly.

The fifteen collaborating organizations who worked to make MoVeRs possible are Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado, ADL, Congregation Bonai Shalom, Boulder JCCHadassah, Congregation Har HaShem, Hillel – University of Colorado, Jewish Mosaic: The National Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity, Limmud Colorado, Menorah, Nevei Kodesh, Pardes LevavotProgram 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.

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About Kathryn Bernheimer

Kathryn has spent her professional life writing about, teaching, and presenting the arts. Founding Director of the Boulder Jewish Film Festival, Kathryn was Director of Menorah and ACE at the Boulder JCC from 2003 through August, 2019. The former film and theater critic for the Boulder Daily Camera, Kathryn is the author of "The Fifty Greatest Jewish Movies" and "The Fifty Funniest Films of All Time." kathryn.bernheimer@gmail.com

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