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Nov 30, 2006 Articles: The bard of Lake Charles, Louisiana
By vanrozenheim

(USA) - The moment Frieda Lee Mock was seduced into filming the life of Tony Kushner did not come about the way you or I probably first heard of this titanic queer culture maven: through exposure to his monumental Angels in America, a two-part, seven-hour play that, among other things, revolutionized gay theatre by totally transcending the category. No, for Mock, who copped an Oscar for her riveting portrait of Maya Lin, the architect of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the hook for her interest in arguably America's most important queer playwright came through a shared passion for a remote if historically ravaged corner of the world.

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