Angels in America

Angels in America

DVD - 2004
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Set in 1985. Revolves around two very different men with AIDS, one fictional, one fictionalized. Roy Cohn, personifies all the hypocrisy, delusion and callousness of the official response to the plague. Nothing shakes Roy's lack of empathy: even on his death bed, he's fighting with his gay nurse and taunting the woman he helped put to death, Ethel Rosenberg. The other patient is Prior Walter, who is visited by an angel and deserted by his self-pitying lover, Louis. Louis moves on to a relationship with Joe Pitt, a Mormon lawyer whose closeted homosexuality drives his wife to delusions and brings his mother to New York.
Publisher: New York, NY : HBO Video, c2004.
ISBN: 9780783129501
0783129505
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 352 min.) :,sd., col. w/b&w sequences ;,12 cm.

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kmobuckeye
Feb 26, 2019

Excellent!

michele212917 Dec 18, 2014

EXCELLENT!!!
Tour-de-force performances by
Jeffrey Wright
Meryl Streep
Al Pacino
Patrick Wilson & the rest of the cast.

Al Pacino was EXCELLENT as the MEAN Roy Cohn (with his conscious "whipping his arse", played by the MAGNIFICENT, Meryl Streep, as Ethel Rosenberg; who was wrongly accused of treason in 1951). Her recital of the Kaddish was remarkable.

jwtraveler Nov 24, 2013

I never saw the B'way play, but judging by this film, Tony Kushner's awards were well-deserved. This is not just great theater; it's a great work of modern history.

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qnalia
Sep 28, 2011

Emma Thompson? Al Pacino? Glenn Close? How could you not love it? Edgy fanatsy-realism.

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