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Wrestling with Angels

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Wrestling with Angels: Sanders & Mock/AFF

Wrestling With Angels

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
98 minutes
Limited Release Date:
10/04/06
director:
Freida Lee Mock
distributor:
Balcony
genre:
Documentary

We gave it a B-

Freida Lee Mock, who won a doc Oscar for Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, turns her lens on playwright Tony Kushner from 2001 to 2004 — when he staged Homebody/Kabul and Caroline, or Change, but before he completed Munich. It’s too bad the Spielberg movie didn’t make the cutoff, because Wrestling with Angels could use some brouhaha: It’s a bit too much of a pleasant air kiss from a fan, and doesn’t engage inquisitively enough with Kushner’s often controversial and very political ideas. (Note: Kushner is married to EW executive editor Mark Harris.)

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