GenreDrama, Crime Initial DVD releaseJune 25, 2002 CountryUnited States
Release dateJanuary 10, 2002 (2002-01-10) (Sundance)
March 9, 2002 (2002-03-09) Based onThe Laramie Project
by Moises Kaufman
Tectonic Theater Project WriterMoises Kaufman (play), Moises Kaufman (screenplay), Stephen Belber (play), Stephen Belber (screenplay), Amanda Gronich (play), Amanda Gronich (screenplay), Greg Pierotti (play), Greg Pierotti (screenplay), Kelli Simpkins (play), Kelli Simpkins (screenplay), Jeffrey LaHoste (play), Jeffrey LaHoste (screenplay), John McAdams (play), John McAdams (screenplay), Leigh Fondakowski (play), Leigh Fondakowski (screenplay), Andy Paris (play), Andy Paris (screenplay), Barbara Pitts (play), Barbara Pitts (screenplay), Stephen Wangh (play), Stephen Wangh (screenplay) CastKathleen Chalfant (Anonymous Female Rancher), Laura Linney (Sherry Johnson), Peter Fonda (Doctor Cantway), Jeremy Davies (Jedadiah Schultz), Nestor Carbonell (Moisés Kaufman), Camryn Manheim Similar moviesMad Max: Fury Road, John Wick, Taken 3, The Hunting Party, Salt, Act of Vengeance
TaglineEveryone carries a piece of the truth.
The laramie project
The Laramie Project is a 2002 drama film written and directed by Moisés Kaufman. Based on the play of the same name, the film tells the story of the aftermath of the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming. It premiered at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival and was first broadcast on HBO in March 2002.
Matt Roush of TV Guide praised the film for "elevating Shepard's murder to a higher crossroads of journalism and theatricality." Roush singled out the film's cast, and its "original" and "unique investigation", likening its focus on Nestor Carbonell's Kaufman to Truman Capote making himself the star of In Cold Blood. Roush also noted the film's emotional range and its examination of homophobia, saying that it could "enlighten" viewers.