Joe Papp in Five Acts by Tracie Holder and Karen Thorsen (2012, 84 min.) Meet Joe Papp, founder of Manhattan’s Public Theater. An indomitable, street-wise champion of the arts, Papp introduced interracial casting, free Shakespeare in the Park, HairA Chorus Line, and nurtured many of our greatest playwrights and actors. Papp was a tireless fighter for the arts whose productions often addressed political, radical, and economic issues.  Featuring Meryl Streep, James Earl Jones, Kevin Kline, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Olympia Dukakis, Mandy Patinkin, Ntozake Shange, and more. Discussion with directors follows screening. Tribeca Film Festival Critics’ Choice.

Massachusetts Premiere