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"The Laramie Project" is set in and around Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard. To create the stage version of "The Laramie Project," the eight-member New York-based Tectonic Theatre Project traveled to Laramie, Wyoming, recording hours of interviews with the town's citizens over a two-year period. The film adaptation dramatizes the troupe's visit, using the actual words from the transcripts to create a portrait of a town forced to confront itself.

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Dylan Baker
Rulon Stacey
Tom Bower
Father Roger Schmit
Clancy Brown
Rob Debree
Steve Buscemi
Doc O'Connor
Nestor Carbonell
Moisés Kaufman
Kathleen Chalfant
Anonymous Female Rancher
Jeremy Davies
Jedadiah Schultz
Noah Fleiss
Shannon Shingleton
Peter Fonda
Dr. Donald Cantway
Stephen Belber
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Stephen Belber
Writer (Screenplay)
Amanda Gronich
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Amanda Gronich
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Moisés Kaufman
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Moisés Kaufman
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Jeffrey LaHoste
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Jeffrey LaHoste
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Kelli Simpkins
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Critic Reviews for The Laramie Project

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (12) | Rotten (1)

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  • May 20, 2013
    Moving and important story. Great cast.
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • Mar 07, 2013
    The Laramie Project is the movie to watch on the Matthew Shepard ordeal. Although far from perfect, this is a well acted and directed docu drama that tells a remarkable true story. Although far from perfect, the story is compelling and is worth seeing if you want to watch something truly engaging. This is a must see film for people interested in this poignant story. I thought that it was a well made movie that could have been a bit better, but it is much better than The Matthew Shepard story. The performances are pretty good and the story is engaging from start to finish, and there are some very good cast members here that give some good performances. There are things that could have been changed to make the film better, but for what it is, it works as an interesting docudrama. Although not perfect, it's still well acted and tells a great story. What Happened to Matthew Shepard should never happened, but it also opened the door to much needed action against hate crimes and equality. This is the film to watch if you're interested in the Matthew Shepard ordeal, and it is entertaining with good, memorable performances and well written story. However like I said, it could have been reworked slightly just to make it better. The Laramie Project will most likely have an impact on any viewer that will watch the film, and it is a film that you can't forget. The film has its flaws of course, but it is a well made movie that brings to light an important issue.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Jan 02, 2011
    The story is sad & tragic since it happened for real, but it doesn't work too well as a docudrama. I mean, it's just about okay. I thought that it was a documentary before I went for it, but later realized (after seeing Christina Ricci) that it's a docudrama. Don't have high expectations & you might be able to sit through it.
    familiar s Super Reviewer
  • Sep 14, 2010
    I am not a huge fan of documentaries. I have nothing against them, but I guess there are other things that I would rather watch. Like a movie...and this is a movie made in documentary style with real actors playing the parts. A very interesting concept. Mostly, though, the fact that this movie is about a real crime made it even more interesting. The horrible, horrific, and appalling story of the murder of this poor young man needed to be told
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer

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