The Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective wants to let you know about the screening of an important documentary at Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT. How to Survive a Plague is a powerful of recent history that still impacts us today. Please join us on Friday, Oct. 26. Executive Director, Linda Estabrook, will introduce the film.
How to Survive a Plague is the story of two coalitions-ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group)-whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Despite having no scientific training, these self-made activists infiltrated the pharmaceutical industry and helped identify promising new drugs, moving them from experimental trials to patients in record time. With unfettered access to a treasure trove of never-before-seen archival footage from the 1980s and ’90s, filmmaker David France puts the viewer smack in the middle of the controversial actions, the heated meetings, the heartbreaking failures, and the exultant breakthroughs of heroes in the making.
Opens: Friday, October 26, 7 PM. Plays for at least one week.For more information call (860) 232-1006 ext. 114