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How to Survive a Plague

Not Rated In Theaters 09/21/2012 , 109min.
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Los Angeles Times
The latest in a recent spate of AIDS-themed documentaries, How to Survive a Plague is an exceptional portrait of a community in crisis and the focused fury of its response. Full Review
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. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
Scrappy and unsubtle where "We Were Here" is elegant and nuanced, How to Survive a Plague isn't nearly as formally beautiful as its predecessor. Full Review
Dennis Harvey
A concise overview's clarity and an epic narrative shape, with a happy ending to boot. Full Review
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
David France's survey of AIDS advocacy should be invaluable to every frustrated movement, as both a road map and a reminder of how vital personal activism remains. Full Review

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