Release date:October 4, 2006
(NY; LA release: November 3)
Director:Freida Lee Mock
Screenwriter:Freida Lee Mock
Starring:Tony Kushner, Maurice Sendak, Marcia Gay Harden, Meryl Streep, Tonya Pinkins, Frank Rich
"Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner" is a feature documentary film about the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright Tony Kushner ("Angels in America," "Caroline or Change," "Homebody/Kabul," "Munich"). It tells the story of a relentlessly creative spirit at work and of how Kushner, raised in the Deep South, would become an outspoken activist, a compassionate spokesperson for outsiders, and one of America's most important playwrights. At its core the film explores the mystery of creativity, its sources and Kushner's compelling plays that are set against the moral and political concerns of our times. While it focuses on Kushner as an artist and activist, the film also captures the poignant story of a father and son relationship. Finally, it is the inspiring tale of how a passionately committed person can make a difference for social justice.