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Episode Detail: Philadelphia - Movies That Shook the World

A look at Jonathan Demme's 1993 drama “Philadelphia,” the first major Hollywood film to address the AIDS crisis. Tom Hanks won an Oscar for his portrayal of a lawyer with AIDS who is fired from his firm. Jeff Goldblum narrates.

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Premiered: September 09, 2005, on AMC
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Premise: A nine-part series examining the impact on society of controversial films includes remarks by critics, actors, directors, producers and scholars, who comment on the content and context of films such as D.W. Griffith's `The Birth of a Nation' (1915) and Spike Lee's `Do the Right Thing' (1989).


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