Angels in America

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The epic HBO miniseries Angels in America is directed by Mike Nichols and written by the play's author, Tony Kushner. This six-part drama is adapted from the two full-length award-winning plays (Part I: The Millennium Approaches and Part II: Perestroika) originally performed on Broadway in 1993. Set in New York City during the mid-'80s, the story follows the interconnected lives of several people affected by the AIDS crisis, intense spiritual experiences, and the Reagan Administration. Newcomer Justin Kirk plays Prior Walter, a young man dying of AIDS. Things are made worse when he's abandoned by his lover, Jewish court clerk Louis Ironson (Ben Shenkman). Then he's visited by an Angel (Emma Thompson), who keeps crashing through his roof and insisting that he's a prophet. Meanwhile, conservative power monger Roy Cohn (Al Pacino) is also dying of AIDS, but he's in serious denial about it. While in the hospital, he's continually visited by the ghost of Ethel Rosenberg (Meryl Streep), a woman he had sent to the electric chair. Roy's protégé is Mormon lawyer Joe Pitt (Patrick Wilson), who also tries to deny his own homosexuality. Joe's estranged wife Harper (Mary-Louise Parker) suffers from a Valium addiction and has an acute sensitivity to the world around her. Joe leaves her to start up a relationship with Louis, who works in his building. Jeffrey Wright reprises his stage role of the trusty friend and nurse Belize. Angels in America first aired in two parts on HBO during December of 2003. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi
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auth_author2 Bloom, John, 1935-, Costas, Celia., Cromwell, James., Edlund, Richard, 1940-, Gambon, Michael., Goldblatt, Stephen, 1945-, Kirk, Justin., Kushner, Tony., Newman, Thomas, 1955-, Nichols, Mike., Pacino, Al, 1940-, Parker, Mary-Louise., Roth, Ann, 1931-, Shenkman, Ben., Streep, Meryl., Thompson, Emma., Wilson, Patrick, 1973-, Wright, Jeffrey., Wurtzel, Stuart.
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display_description Set in 1985. Revolves around two very different men with AIDS, one fictional, one fictionalized. Roy Cohn personifies all the hypocrisy, delusion and callousness of the official response to the plague. Nothing shakes Roy's lack of empathy: even on his death bed, he's fighting with his gay nurse and taunting the woman he helped put to death, Ethel Rosenberg. The other patient is Prior Walter, who is visited by an angel and deserted by his self-pitying lover, Louis. Louis moves on to a relationship with Joe Pitt, a Mormon lawyer whose closeted homosexuality drives his wife to delusions and brings his mother to New York.
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subject_facet AIDS (Disease), AIDS (Disease) -- Patients, AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- Drama, AIDS (Disease) -- United States -- Drama, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Angels, Angels -- Drama, Cohn, Roy M, Cohn, Roy M. -- Drama, Drama, Fantasy -- Television mini-series, Fantasy television programs, Fictional Works, Gay men, Gay men -- United States -- Drama, Homosexuality, Male, Made-for-TV movies, Mormons, Mormons -- Drama, Patients, Religion, Television mini-series, Television programs, United States, Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_display Angels in America
title_full Angels in America [videorecording] / HBO Films presents an Avenue Pictures production, a Mike Nichols film ; produced by Celia Costas ; screenplay by Tony Kushner ; directed by Mike Nichols
title_short Angels in America
topic_facet AIDS (Disease), Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Angels, Cohn, Roy M, Gay men, Homosexuality, Male, Mormons, Patients, Religion, Television mini-series
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