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Why We Fight Film Series - "On the Offensive"


December 4, 2013

Program Locations:

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium

 ACT UP., Digital ID 1577347, New York Public LibraryIn the mainstream media, People with AIDS were portrayed as either helpless victims who deserved to die of this gruesome disease or as innocent babies.  People with AIDS and their allies had to discover not only how to force the government to provide necessary services, but how to portray the true, complicated story of the AIDS epidemic

A Hard Reigns Gonna Fall, Dean Lance, 8 min., 1990

Testing the Limits, Testing the Limits, 27 min., 1987

DHPG Mon Amour, Carl Michael George, 12 min., 1989

Seize Control of the FDA, Gregg Bordowitz & Jean Carlomusto, 25 min., 1988

Filmmakers Carl Michael George and Sandra Elgear will be on hand for a Q&A after the screening. 

Part of the Why We Fight Film Series curated by Jim Hubbard, director and co-producer of United in Anger: A History of ACT UP, who co-directs the ACT UP Oral History Project, and co-founded MIX - the New York Queer Experimental Film Festival. The film series focuses on films about HIV/AIDS and activism that are in or drawing on the Library’s collections. 

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