Philadelphia

June 6

When a lawyer (Tom Hanks) is fired for being HIV positive (and implicitly for being homosexual) he sues his firm for discrimination. Denzel Washington) plays the homophobic lawyer talked into taking the case.  A history-making courtroom drama that stands the test of time.

“An important film not just from a cinematic perspective, but from a cultural one, bringing the AIDS crisis to the masses in a deeply human way, confronting and dispelling prejudices and misconceptions with major stars.” Matthew Lucas, From the Front Row

“Hanks and Washington (in a role that’s unexpectedly comic) have rarely been better” Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News 

Starring: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington

Film Information

Title Philadelphia
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Language English
Country USA
Genre drama
Classification 12
Running Time 125 mins
Release Year 1933
Subtitles No
Colour Yes
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