Monday, April 20, 2009

"Angels in America" to screen at MOMA as part of Mike Nichols Retrospective

The career of director Mike Nichols is being celebrated with a two-week retrospective at New York City's Museum of Modern Art. Selections from his films are being screened--including both parts of the HBO miniseries "Angels in America". This adaptation of playwright Tony Kushner's work won numerous awards.

Here's the press release and full schedule:

Fri, Apr 24, 8pm "Angels in America" Part I (Chapters 1-3 "Millenium Approaches")

Sat, Apr 25, 8pm "Angels in America" Part II (Chapters 4-6 "Perestroika")

Here's a link to the HBO website to read more about the mini-series, cast, etc.

What an extraordinary opportunity to see this on a big screen. Patrick is amazing as Joe Pitt, a married Republican Mormon lawyer who is hiding the secret that he is gay. And, Patrick filmed this while also starring on in the 2002 Broadway Revival of "Oklahoma!". By day a man tormented by a night a cowboy singing and dancing--hoping to escort Laurie to the box social. His efforts garned him a Tony nomination for his stage work--and both an EmmyAND a Golden Globe nomination for his film work. What an incredibly talented and versatile actor!

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