Film Series

Philadelphia: Screening and Conversation

October 22, 2008

Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington star in this groundbreaking 1993 film depicting the plight of a young, gay lawyer who loses his job because he is infected with HIV.

Author, Mark Harris, and professor, Alisa Solomon, joined FOLCS for a screening and discussion of Philadelphia.

Watch Philadelphia: Screening and Conversation here.

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Mark Harris

Mark Harris is the author of Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and The Birth of the New Hollywood. He writes a column for Entertainment Weekly and has also written on pop culture for several other publications, including the New York Times, Fortune, the Guardian, and Slate.

Alisa Solomon

Alisa Solomon teaches at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she directs the MA concentration in Arts and Culture. A long-time theater critic and political and cultural journalist, she has written for the New York Times, GuardianAmerica.com, WNYC radio, the Forward, American Theater, nextbook.org, and the Village Voice, where she was on the staff for 21 years.

She is author of Re-Dressing the Canon: Essays on Theater and Gender, winner of the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, co-editor (with Tony Kushner) of Wrestling with Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, and co-editor of The Queerest Art: Essays on Lesbian and Gay Theater.