2013. On a summer’s day HBO arrives to film playwright Larry Kramer’s award winning play “The Normal Heart”.
Actress and star Julia Roberts on set. She had no scenes here, but accompanied husband Danny Moder with their kids. Stayed at a home on the bay.
Phone booths and red wagons were brought in to recreate the 80’s era.
Actor Denis O’Hare at the harbor set.
Director Ryan Murphy directing the opening shot of ferry arrival. Not used much today, but the red wagon is a symbol of Fire Island.
Director Ryan Murphy with actress Julia Roberts on set. Actors Joe Mantello and Mark Ruffalo shooting some of the opening scenes on the Pines beach.Actor Mark Ruffalo recreating a historic moment of AIDS awareness in the 80’s at the harbor in the Pines.
Filming the opening beach house scenes at the home of Karen Adir on the ocean.
(Above) Actor Taylor Kitsch filming scenes at the beach house.
(Below) Actor Jonathan Groff arrives as Mark Ruffalo gets a look at FIP life in his face.
Extra’s (many Pines residents) arrive for the recreation of a white party on the beach. Using a similar motif to the “BEACH” party in 1979 playwright Larry Kramer was on set for the filming.Scenes from the film…The premiere: The Awards:Emmy’s: