• How to Survive a Plague (2012)

How to Survive a Plague

Release Date: September 21st, 2012

DVD Release Date: February 26th, 2013

Not Yet Rated |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.

Director: David France

Genres: Documentary

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Amy BiancolliSan 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

  • 95
    Ella TaylorNPR

    ACT UP soldiers on today, as it must, given the lack of official attention to the resurgence of HIV among young American men in metropolitan areas. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall 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

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Nominated Documentary (Feature)