The Laramie Project (film)

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The Laramie Project
DVD cover
Directed by Moisés Kaufman
Produced by Declan Baldwin
Screenplay by Moisés Kaufman
Based on The Laramie Project
by Moisés Kaufman
Tectonic Theater Project
Starring Nestor Carbonell
Christina Ricci
Dylan Baker
Terry Kinney
Lou Ann Wright
Music by Peter Golub
Cinematography Terry Stacey
Edited by Brian A. Kates
Distributed by Home Box Office (HBO)
Release date
  • January 10, 2002 (2002-01-10) (Sundance)
  • March 9, 2002 (2002-03-09)
Running time
97 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Laramie Project is a 2002 drama film written and directed by Moisés Kaufman and starring Nestor Carbonell, Christina Ricci, Dylan Baker, Terry Kinney, and Lou Ann Wright. 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.[1]


Year Award Category Recipient
2002 Berlin International Film Festival First Movie Award — Special Mention Moisés Kaufman
Humanitas Prize 90 Minute or Longer Network Category Moisés Kaufman
L.A. Outfest Special Programming Committee Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement Moisés Kaufman
National Board of Review, USA NBR Award, Best Film Made for Cable TV
2003 GLAAD Media Awards Outstanding Television Movie

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Matt Roush. "The Lost Boy: Revisiting the Shepard Tragedy" TV Guide; March 9, 2002

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