Kushner Documentary "Wrestling with Angels" to Be Presented Jan. 4; Discussion to Follow

News   Kushner Documentary "Wrestling with Angels" to Be Presented Jan. 4; Discussion to Follow Makor, a program of the 92nd Street Y, will present "Wrestling with Angels," the documentary about Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner, Jan. 4, 2007.
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The 7:30 PM screening of Freida Lee Mock's film will be followed by a discussion with Kushner moderated by Daniel Gallant. "Wrestling with Angels" is broken into three acts — "As a Citizen of the World," "Mama, I'm a Homosexual Mama" and "Collective Action to Overcome Injustice" — and delves into Kushner's political views, his personal life and professional work. The film spans the course of 2001-2004, covering Kushner's work on Homebody/ Kabul, the John Kerry presidential campaign, his marriage, Brundibar and the Broadway opening of Caroline, or Change. Among the artists and friends who appear in the film are Oskar Eustis, Maurice Sendak, Meryl Streep, Marcia Gay Harden, Linda Emond, George C. Wolfe, Larry Kramer, Tonya Pinkins, Anika Noni Rose, Eli Weisberger, Jeanine Tesori, Rita Wolf, Eric Kushner, William Kushner, Mark Harris and Harrison Chad.

Makor is located in Manhattan at 35 West 67th Street, between Central Park West and Columbus Avenues. Tickets, priced at $18, are available by calling (212) 601-1000. Visit www.makor.org for more information.

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