December 11, 2014

Cinemascope: The Normal Heart

Cinemascope is a regular blog post where I will share with you movies and TV shows I think are worth watching.

Released in 2014.

Plot line: Directed by Emmy® Award winner Ryan Murphy and written by Academy Award® nominee Larry Kramer, The Normal Heart tells the story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s. Based on Kramer’s Tony Award® winning play of the same name, it takes an unflinching look at the nation’s sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial. An ensemble of searing performances featuring Academy Award® nominee Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Emmy® winner Jim Parsons, and Academy Award® winner Julia Roberts.

I loved the book And The Band Played On, and the movie of the same name. This HBO movie covers those same early days of the AIDS epidemic in the US from the New York angle. Heartbreaking story with a great ensemble cast. 

You can see the trailer here. If you have yet to see it, this is a TV movie worth watching.

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