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Park City, Utah, 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 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? 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 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]. The film also screens January 25 and 29.

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 earlier in January, but the pay-cable network will repeat it January 20 and 25.
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Author:Frutkin, Alan
Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Date:Feb 2, 1999
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