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1 hr. 50 min.

Plot Summary
In the late 1980s, members of Act-Up and other AIDS activists battle indifference and hostility to bring attention to the disease and play a huge role in reducing the number of AIDS-related fatalities in the U.S.

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Director: David France

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: IFC Films

How to Survive a Plague (2012)

Release Date: January 26th, 2012|1 hr. 50 min.

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  • 100
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    When it's over, this documentary lingers as a testament to extraordinary human bravery. It stands as one of the most heartbreaking and suspenseful sagas of the year. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    What's so remarkable about their decadeslong campaign, though, is how desperation led to inspiration - to the inspired notion that they, as nonscientists, could still take their fate in their own hands. show more

  • 88
    Tirdad Derakhshani Philadelphia Inquirer

    It can feel inchoate, dropping the viewer in the middle of events without much context, and it exacts an emotional toll. But its raw quality also makes it compelling viewing. show more

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