More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Congrats to How to Survive a Plague, Oscar nominee!
How to Survive a Plague has been nominated for Best Documentary at the 85th Academy Awards!
How to Survive a Plague is an unflinching and powerfully moving look at how the activists behind groups like ACT UP forced the medical establishment into action following its tragically stunted response to the HIV/AIDS crisis. The film made a big impact at its Sundance Premiere earlier last year, and we’re excited that it has been nominated for an Oscar!
The documentary takes a look at how activists including Peter Staley turned AIDS from a death sentence into a condition that was manageable. It uses footage from the 1980s and 90s to transport viewers back to a time when many lived in fear until members of ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) took control of their own fates. Watch the trailer below:
Congrats to David France and Howard Gertler and everyone else involved in the making of this powerful film. The Academy Awards ceremony airs on Sunday, February 24.