Date(s) - 06/25/13
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Church of the Redeemer
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HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE is the story of two coalitions—ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group)—whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Despite having no scientific training, these self-made activists infiltrated the pharmaceutical industry and helped identify promising new drugs, moving them from experimental trials to patients in record time. With unfettered access to a treasure trove of never-before-seen archival footage from the 1980s and ’90s, filmmaker David France puts the viewer smack in the middle of the controversial actions, the heated meetings, the heartbreaking failures, and the exultant breakthroughs of heroes in the making.
Q&A to follow with activist, filmmaker and founder of St. Pat’s For All Parade, Brendan Fay.
THIS IS OUR FINAL FILM OF THE SERIES SO A CELEBRATION WILL FOLLOW!
It’s a potluck, so please bring food, wine, etc.
At Church of the Redeemer, Parish Hall, 30-14 Crescent Street, Astoria, NY 11102-3249. Enter at the gate at Crescent Street and corner of 30th Road, walk all the way back to the Parish Hall. Screening is on first floor