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The Laramie Project
The Laramie Project
Actors: Christina Ricci, Steve Buscemi, Kathleen Chalfant, Laura Linney, Peter Fonda
Director: Moisés Kaufman
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2002     1hr 37min

The reflections of the inhabitants of Laramie, Wyoming after the murder of a 21 year old gay man named Matthew Shepard.

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Actors: Christina Ricci, Steve Buscemi, Kathleen Chalfant, Laura Linney, Peter Fonda
Director: Moisés Kaufman
Creators: Amanda Gronich, Barbara Pitts, Greg Pierotti, Jeffrey LaHoste, John McAdams
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Family Life, All Made-for-TV Movies, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Hbo Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 06/25/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2001
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 37min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Joseph Maruca | 09/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Normally, I'm not a crier, but this movie made me bawl. It's an incredibly moving story about the aftereffects the Matthew Shepard murder had on the town of Laramie, Wyoming. The film is pieced together very well and the acting is phenomenal. This is a story that needs to be heard, and I suggest every see it at least once."
Review of laramie project
M. Sullivan | Boston , Massachusetts | 11/02/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"a good film which exposes the biased opinions of many americans in a small town named laramie. laramie can be viewed as a metaphor for ultra conservative thinking in many parts of america, and indeed, the world and matthew shepard as the object/scapegoat of those prejudices. the motto "live and let live" which is mentioned a few times in the film is a cliche which many people give lip service to but do not actually practice.

it gives the viewer the opportunity to reflect his/her own prejudices and not only does it have to be limited to views and opinions concerning homosexuality, but can be expounded to include all types of haughty and proud thinking and behavior, which, at one time or another, we are all susceptible to."