Moisés Kaufman and members of New York's Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie, Wyoming after the murder of Matthew Shepard. This is a film version of the play they wrote based on more than 200 interviews they conducted in Laramie. It follows and in some cases re-enacts the chronology of Shepard's visit to a local bar, his kidnap and beating, the discovery of him tied to a fence, the vigil at the hospital, his death and funeral, and the trial of his killers. It mixes real news reports with actors portraying friends, family, cops, killers, and other Laramie residents in their own words. It concludes with a Laramie staging of "Angels in America" a year after Shephard's death. Written by
When a small town comes face to face with murder, everybody has a tale to tell.
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Did You Know?
The film was to make its HBO debut on March 16, 2002, but was pushed forward a week when NBC scheduled The Matthew Shepard Story
(2002) for the same day. See more
[ready to make a statement with the hospital staff looking at the gathered crowd outside
Oh, my God... Anybody else wanna do this?
I Love Rock and Roll
Written by Jim Reid
Performed by The Jesus & Mary Chain
(as Jesus and Mary Chain)
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records See more