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Park City, Utah Park City is a city located in Summit County, Utah, United States. It is one of two major resort towns in Utah, the other being Moab. It is considered to be part of the Wasatch Back and a part of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. , isn't the only place to find films of interest to gays and lesbians at this time of year. In fact, four intriguing works will be screening on your television set. Here's a look at what's on the tube.
Roy Cohn was a man of contradictions. The attorney who, in the 1950s, prosecuted Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Julius Rosenberg (May 12, 1918 – June 19, 1953) and Ethel Greenglass Rosenberg (September 28, 1915 – June 19, 1953) were American Communists who received international attention when they were executed for passing nuclear weapons secrets to the Soviet Union. for espionage and served as chief counsel to red-baiting U.S. senator Joseph R. McCarthy, Cohn was ruthless in his pursuit of his enemies, crass by most people's standards, and evil in the extreme. He was also a closeted homosexual--not that that's news. After all, who can forget Ron Liebman's blistering portrayal of Cohn in Tony Kushner's Angels in America Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes is an award winning play in two parts by American playwright Tony Kushner. It has been made into both a television miniseries of the same name and an opera by Peter Eötvös. ? Don't miss A&E's latest installment in its acclaimed Biography series, "Roy Cohn: Joe McCarthy's Righthand Man," airing January 20.
On January 29 the Independent Film Channel premieres its original documentary on trash auteur auteur (ōtör`), in film criticism, a director who so dominates the film-making process that it is appropriate to call the director the auteur, or author, of the motion picture. John Waters. Featuring interviews with Kathleen Turner, Patty Hearst, Ricki Lake, Mink Stole, Deborah Harry, Steve Buscemi, and Frances Milstead--mother of the late Harris Glen Milstead (better known as Divine)--In Bad Taste: The John Waters Story pays tribute to one of America's preeminent independent filmmakers.
Premiering January 19 on Cinemax is Dear Jesse, director Tom Kirkman's filmed letter to North Carolina senator Jesse Helms [see the May 26 issue of The Advocate for a profile of Kirkman Kirk´man
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A favorite at last year's Sundance Film Festival, the documentary Out at Work explores the topic of workplace discrimination against gays and lesbians. Narrated by retired Army National Guard colonel Grethe Cammermeyer, the film was first shown on HBO Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO)
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Mentioned in: Ozone Therapy earlier in January, but the pay-cable network will repeat it January 20 and 25.