"How to Survive a Plague" screening and discussion


How to Survive a Plague is the story of two coalitions—ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) 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.

The film will be introduced by Joy Tomchin, executive producer. A discussion with Ms. Tomchin and other special guests will follow the screening.

The event is free and open to the general public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact (212) 367-1016 or e-mail [email protected]

For more information about the documentary, visit surviveaplague.com.


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