How to Survive a Plague
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.
Sunday 10/21 @ 5pm there will be a special screening in collaboration with KING of Northampton. Following the screening will be a brief Q&A with some western Massachusetts residents who were active members of ACT UP and were in the film. After the Q&A everyone is welcome to continue the conversation over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at the High Horse.
Director David France. 120 mins, NR
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