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How To Survive A Plague

How to Survive a PlagueIn 1987, the gay activists who joined forces to battle the AIDS epidemic faced a mountain so steep it was nearly vertical. The inadequacy of the...How to Survive a PlagueDocumentaryPT110MIn 1987, the gay activists who joined forces to battle the AIDS epidemic faced a mountain so steep it was nearly vertical. The inadequacy of the...2012-09-28Sundance Selects
HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE

HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE (Donna Binder)

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How to Survive a Plague

Genre: Documentary; Starring: Garance Franke-Ruta, Mark Harrington, Peter Staley; Director: David France; Release Date Limited: 09/21/2012; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 110; Distributor: Sundance Selects

In 1987, the gay activists who joined forces to battle the AIDS epidemic faced a mountain so steep it was nearly vertical. The inadequacy of the government’s response to the crisis reflected a deep homophobic indifference. Yet how could one fight it? As this stirring, scrupulous doc reveals, the members of ACT UP fused the fervor of revolutionaries, the tenacity of trial lawyers, and the rage of the dispossessed to change the very shape of the epidemic. In doing so, they found hope where there had been only death. A-

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