How To Survive a Plague

Saturday 03 August
6:30pm
Screen 1

USA
2012
110 mins
Director: David France

how to survive a plague

The story of HIV/AIDS activism in the ’80s and ’90s has been well documented but it is a story so important, so crucial and so inspiring that it needs to be told again and again, both to audiences who lived, suffered and fought through the epidemic as well as to new audiences and new generations of LGBT people who have yet to learn of the battles won for them by those who went before.

Never has this story been told so powerfully as by David France with his documentary How To Survive A Plague, which so deservedly was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at this year’s Academy Awards.

If you were moved by United in Anger: The History of ACT UP at last year’s festival, you haven’t seen anything yet.

Nominated for Best Documentary Feature, Academy Awards 2013