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Synopsis

In the early 1990s, ACT UP—in France, as in the U.S.—was on the front lines of AIDS activism. Its members, mostly gay, HIV-positive men, stormed drug company and government offices in “Silence=Death” T-shirts, facing down complacent suits with the urgency of their struggle for life. Robin Campillo (Eastern Boys) depicts their comradeship and tenacity in waking up the world to the disease that was killing them and movingly dramatizes the persistence of passionate love affairs even in dire circumstances. All the actors, many of them unknown, are splendid in this film, which not only celebrates the courage of ACT UP but also tacitly provides a model of resistance to the forces of destruction running rampant today.

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Ithaca, NY - Cinemapolis

New Orleans, LA - December 4-21 - Zeitgeist Multidisciplinary Arts Center

New York, NY - Sunshine Cinema

New York, NY - Thursday, December 14 at 6 PM and 9 PM - Maysles Cinema

Sarasota, FL - Burns Court

OPENING FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15

Waterville, ME - Railroad Square Cinema

OPENING JANUARY 4

Cleveland, OH - Cleveland Cinematheque

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