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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 74 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States]: Touchstone Pictures , 1999.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Tim Robbins.
Participant or Performer Note:
Hank Azaria, Ruben Blades, Joan Cusack, John Cusack, Cary Elwes, Philip Baker Hall, Cherry Jones, Angus MacFadyen, Bill Murray, Vanessa Redgrave, Susan Sarandon, Jamey Sheridan, John Turturro, Emily Watson.
Summary, etc.:
Powerful and sweeping, the critically acclaimed CRADLE WILL ROCK, starring Hank Azaria, Joan Cusack, John Cusack, Bill Murray, and Susan Sarandon, takes a kaleidoscopic look at the extraordinary events of 1930s America. From high society to life on the streets, director Tim Robbins brings Depression-era New York City to vivid life. It's a time when DaVincis are given to millionaires who help fund the Mussolini war effort and Nelson Rockefeller commissions Mexican artist Diego Rivera to paint the lobby of Rockefeller Center. A time when a young Orson Welles and a troupe of passionate actors risk everything to perform the infamous musical "The Cradle Will Rock." As threats to their freedom and livelihood loom larger, they refuse to give into censorship. Based on actual events, CRADLE WILL ROCK will move you.
Target Audience Note:
Rated R.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Blitzstein, Marc > Drama.
Blitzstein, Marc. Cradle will rock.
Welles, Orson, 1915-1985 > Drama.
Houseman, John, 1902-1988 > Drama.
Theater > Production and direction > New York (State) > New York > History > 20th century > Drama.
Theatrical producers and directors > Drama.
Theater > Censorship > Drama.
Depressions > 1929 > New York (State) > New York.

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