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 Jedadiah Schultz character (played by Jeremy Davies
) talks about winning a competition by performing a scene from the play "Angels in America" by Tony Kushner
. Kathleen Chalfant
, another member of the "Laramie Project" cast, played Hannah Porter Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg, and other roles in the original Broadway production of "Angels in America". 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?
Version of The Matthew Shepard Story
Moving Right Along
Written by Meg Christian
Performed by Meg Christian
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