LARRY Kramer In Love & Anger is an intimate look at the extraordinary life and work of playwright, author and LGBT activist Larry Kramer, whose passion and persistence inspired a generation to stand up and fight back.
Kramer takes center stage in this candid portrait that examines the monumental effect of one of the most important – and controversial – figures in contemporary gay America, a political firebrand who gave voice to the outrage and grief that inspired gay men and women to fight for their lives.
[showads ad=MREC]The film utilises personal photos, archival footage of GMHC and ACT UP, scenes from the semi-autobiographical plays The Destiny of Me and The Normal Heart, and three decades of interviews in which Kramer opens up about his past, as do those who know him best.
Filmmaker and friend Jean Carlomusto also takes viewers inside Kramer’s 2013 stay in the ICU, as he recuperates from complications of a liver transplant brought on by years of living with HIV.
Juxtaposing footage of Kramer angrily protesting with scenes of him being lovingly cared for in the hospital by his partner David, Larry Kramer In Love & Anger celebrates a multifaceted figure, known for his quick temper as much as for his endless passion.
The documentary will air on Foxtel’s Showcase channel on Tuesday, 7.30pm, December 1 (World AIDS Day).