“Fiercely political, deeply personal, incredibly intelligent, funny, poignant, hopeful, and immensely spiritual, Kushner’s work is a bright shining light.”
David Courier, Sundance 2006
“I thought it was top-notch… “
Desa Philadelphia, TIME MAGAZINE
“…this was my favorite film of the festival …”
Mary Glucksman, FILMMAKER MAGAZINE
“You leave it wishing that more of the movies at Sundance this year shared (Tony Kushner’s) humor, ambition, vision and dazzling braininess."
David Ansen, NEWSWEEK.COM
“Great movie – I loved it. Great, great audience response, too! No wonder.”
Stephen Rebello, PLAYBOY, HOLLYWOOD LIFE
“...Some of the best include "Wrestling With Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner," Oscar winner Freida Lee Mock's intimate portrait of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and the sources of his creativity.”
Kenneth Turan, LA TIMES
“I found myself sitting in front of fest judge Sally Field. Field also lived up to her reputation, passing me a flyer for the docu Wrestling With Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner after raving about it to one of the producers.”
Greg Goldstein, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.COM
“The film was absolutely spectacular. The photography was outstanding …an amazing film.”
Nan Chalet Noakar, PARK CITY RECORD
“In Mock's illuminating.."Wrestling With Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner," the author of "Angels in America" says, "I want to succeed as a popular artist." It's a touching admission...an activist artist, he talks passionately, eloquently, of the right - and the obligation - of being a good citizen.”
Lisa Kennedy, DENVER POST
“Wrestling With Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner remains a major highlight at this festival. Director Freida Lee Mock unobtrusively explores the evolution of Kushner as artist, son, political activist and gay man, and like a good play, the film is divided into four acts.
Through Kushner, we see the added evolution of a country torn apart by war, inequality and a certain didactic politics. The end result is a magnificent film that so eloquently explores what it is like to be both Jewish and gay in the 21lst century America, both together and separately.
The film is at times blisteringly hilarious as well as moving and ferociously intelligent. It’s an exquisite work by an Oscar winning filmmaker who lets her complex and fascinating subject tell his story in his own well observed way.
Paul Fischer, DARK HORIZONS
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