How to Survive a Plague

Recommended

2012 | 110 minutes | Rated NR

Recommended

The American activist group ACT UP’s accomplishments can hardly be overstated. Through a series of direct actions ranging from the pointedly whimsical (covering Jesse Helms’s house with a giant condom) to the brutally confrontational (selling black-market AIDS meds outside the FDA), ACT UP forced the fast-tracking of HIV drugs, rewrote the FDA’s treatment agenda on AIDS, and made the AIDS crisis impossible to ignore at a time when the US government and medical establishment had failed to address the crisis in any meaningful way. How to Survive a Plague captures the group in all its brilliant, messy, heroic glory, thanks to a wealth of footage of ACT UP in action. It will make you cry at least three different times. Don’t miss it. (DAVID SCHMADER)
Showtimes

No Showtimes Found

Film Credits
Director
David France
Cast