• How to Survive a Plague (2012)

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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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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