Angels in America: Free World AIDS Day Weekend Screening
2010-11-29 · By Editor
Long Beach Cinematheque will partner with the AMP Organization to present the groundbreaking, multiple-award-winning HBO miniseries, Angels in America, complete and uncut over two days — Saturday, December 4 and Sunday, December 5 – at the Art Theatre of Long Beach.
Featuring Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning performances by Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, Mary-Louise Parker, and Jeffrey Wright, Angels in America is based on Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize winning 1993 play based in New York, and focused on a group of diverse characters who are in one way or another touched by the AIDS epidemic in the mid-1980’s.
With souls as diverse as an openly gay couple, a depressed Mormon housewife, an angel, a ghost, and even notorious McCarthy-era lawyer Roy Cohn himself, Angels in America is a sprawling, powerful epic that found its’ incredible stage-to-screen transition courtesy of Academy Award-winning director Mike Nichols, who received Emmy and Directors Guild of America Awards for his work.
From Long Beach Cinematheque — In recognition of World AIDS Day, and in the effort to once again shine a light on an epidemic that continues to plague our world, we couldn’t think of a better film to bring to Long Beach audiences. This event is free, however donations are encouraged and appreciated. One hundred percent of the donations raised at this two-day event will be donated to the AIDS/LifeCycle event and its beneficiary, the HIV/AIDS Services of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, and in sponsorship of the Long Beach Cinematheque’s very own Logan Crow, who will be participating in the 7-Day AIDS/LifeCycle event in June, 2011. Logan’s aim is to raise $5,000 towards the AIDS/LifeCycle’s sole mission of providing critical services to people living with HIV and AIDS – if you would like to donate with an online contribution, or learn more about the AIDS/LifeCycle event, click here to visit Logan’s AIDS/LifeCycle Blog.
Angels in America is broken into two parts, and will air over two days at Long Beach’s legendary Art Theatre.
- Part One: Millennium Approaches will screen at 11:00am on Saturday, December 4.
- Part Two: Perestroika will screen at 11:00am on Sunday, December 5.