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
Everyone Carries a Piece of the Truth.
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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?
Let Your Light Shine
Written by Norman Silver
Performed by 17th Avenue Allstars and Extreme Measures See more