Friday Film – Philadelphia (1993) Directed by Jonathan Demme
Fearing it would compromise his career, lawyer Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks) hides his homosexuality and HIV status at a powerful Philadelphia law firm. His secret is exposed and he is fired. Beckett resolves to sue for discrimination with the help of the only willing advocate, Joe Miller (Denzel Washington), who also happens to be homophobic. Miller realizes the discrimination he faces as a black man is similar to the discrimination felt by Beckett.