Pro Say Movie Club - Philadelphia
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On the final installment of the Pro Say Movie Club, we travel to the city of brotherly love for the heart-wrenching story of a lawyer fired for having AIDS. In “Philadelphia” Tom Hanks plays Andrew Beckett, a rising star chosen to lead one of his firm’s biggest cases. But one of the partners notices a lesion on his forehead, a file goes missing, and he’s fired. Beckett teams up with the only lawyer who will take his case, played by Denzel Washington. We discuss the true story that inspired the movie, the monologues that would be highly unusual in an actual courtroom, and the lasting impact of one of the first major films to tackle the AIDS crisis.
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