|United in Anger: A Film Screening|
Jim Hubbard and Sarah Schulman Present
UNITED IN ANGER: A HISTORY OF ACT UP a film by Jim Hubbard
United in Anger: A History of ACT UP is an inspiring documentary about the birth and life of the AIDS activist movement from the perspective of the people in the trenches fighting the epidemic. The film depicts the efforts of ACT UP as it battles corporate greed, social indifference, and government neglect. A unique feature-length documentary that combines startling archival footage that puts the audience on the ground with the activists and the remarkably insightful interviews from the ACT UP Oral History Project to explore ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) from a grassroots perspective – how a small group of men and women of all races and classes, came together to change the world and save each other’s lives. The film takes the viewer through the planning and execution of a half dozen exhilarating major actions including Seize Control of the FDA, Stop the Church, and Day of Desperation, with a timeline of many of the other zaps and actions that forced the U.S. government and mainstream media to deal with the AIDS crisis. UNITED IN ANGER reveals the group’s complex culture – meetings, affinity groups, and approaches to civil disobedience mingle with profound grief, sexiness, and the incredible energy of ACT UP.
There will be a discussion after the film.
|Location Nyack Library, 59 South Broadway, Nyack NY|
|Free~ Open to All|