RT Motion Picture DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 423679529 LA English T1 The Laramie Project A1 Kaufman, Moisés,, Kaufman, Moisés., PB Home Box Office HBO Home Video PP United States; United States YR 2002 SN 0783120559 9780783120553 AB "In October, 1998, 21-year-old Matthew Shepard was found savagely beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die in Laramie, Wyoming. The Laramie Project is a portrait of a town painfully forced to confront itself in the reflective glare of the national spotlight. How did this small town with a 'live and let live' philosophy become a town where young men could commit such a crime?"--DVD sleeve. "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 [Shepard's] death"--Internet movie database, as viewed on August 12, 2008.