Civic Cinema – Philadelphia
Civic Cinema, a project of the Florida Theatre, presents classic issue-oriented Hollywood films exploring topics of interest to our community, followed by a panel discussion of local experts.
Andrew Beckett, a gay, HIV positive lawyer, is fired from his law firm in fear that they might contract HIV from him. After Andrew is fired, in a last attempt for peace, he sues his former law firm with the help of a homophobic lawyer, Joe Miller. During the court battle, Miller sees that Beckett is no different than anyone else on the gritty streets of the city of brotherly love, sheds his homophobia and helps Beckett with his case before AIDS overcomes him.
Directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington.
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