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Ask a Filmmaker: Freida Lee Mock Answers, Part II

On December 12th, POV aired Academy Award-winning filmmaker Freida Lee Mock’s latest film, Wrestling With Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner. Viewers wrote in with questions about the film for Ms. Mock via email and via blog comments. You can read Part I of Ms. Mock’s answers here. The following is Part II of her answers to

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Ask a Filmmaker: Freida Lee Mock Answers, Part I

Last week, POV aired Academy Award-winning filmmaker Freida Lee Mock’s latest film, Wrestling With Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner. Viewers wrote in with questions about the film for Ms. Mock via email and via blog comments. She’ll be answering a selection of those questions on the POV Blog this week. Question: Wrestling With Angels is about

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Filmmaker Freida Lee Mock and Playwright Tony Kushner on ‘Talk of the Nation’ Today

For those of you who sometimes tune into NPR during your workday, today’s Talk of the Nation will feature POV filmmaker Freida Lee Mock and playwright Tony Kushner. They’ll be talking about Mock’s documentary film, Wrestling with Angels, at approximately 3:40 PM ET. Wrestling with Angels premieres on POV tomorrow night at 9 PM on

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Filmmaker Andy Blubaugh and ‘Scaredycat’

Andy Blubaugh is a young filmmaker from Portland, Oregon whose 15-minute short film, Scaredycat, will air alongside Oscar-winner Freida Lee Mock’s Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner this week on PBS. An experimental documentary about the role fear plays in our lives, Scaredycat takes as a point of departure the beating of Andy at the

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Filmmaker Spotlight: Freida Lee Mock

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Freida Lee Mock returns to POV on December 12th with her new film Wrestling With Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner. In the film, Mock followed the acclaimed playwright from 2001 to 2004, documenting his creative process, his collaborations with actors, composers and directors, and his steadfast commitment to political activism. In 1995, Freida

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