Nominated for Best Documentary by the  85th Academy Awards    

New York Film Critics Circle:  Grand Jury Prize

Rage, fear and determination and triumph crackle throughout this inspiring documentary, which traces the role of the AIDS activist organization ACT-UP, in pushing sluggish government agencies and drug companies in the 1980's to "think different" as the AIDS epidemic spread like wildfire in the gay population. Their efforts accelerated the development of life-saving drugs and were a breakthrough for the notion that patients and advocates can-and should sit at the table when decisions impacting millions of lives are made. 

Run time: 120 minutes, documentary, unrated

Post film discussion:
Participants include Sharonann Lynach, an HIV/AIDS policy advisor to Doctors Without Borders and Robert Maher, Executive Director/CEO,Touch

Showing: Wednesday, January 23 – 8:00

Rivertown Film Society, Broadway at Depew, Nyack, NY (845) 353-2568

More information: http://www.rivertownfilm.org/films/how-to-survive-a-plague/



































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