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How to survive a plague

Author: David FranceT Woody RichmanTyler H WalkHoward GertlerJoy TomchinAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Sundance Selects : MPI Media Group, [2013]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Widescreen edView all editions and formats
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The story of the brave young men and women who successfully reversed the tide of an epidemic, demanded the attention of a fearful nation, and stopped AIDS from becoming a death sentence. This improbable group of activists bucked oppression and infiltrated government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry, helping to identify promising new medication and treatments and move them through trials and into drugstores  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David France; T Woody Richman; Tyler H Walk; Howard Gertler; Joy Tomchin; Dan Cogan; Peter Staley; Gregg Bordowitz; David Barr; Gregg Gonsalves; Larry Kramer; Derek Wiesehahn; Stuart Bogie; Luke O'Malley; Arthur Russell; Public Square Films.; Ford Foundation.; JustFilms (Firm); Impact Partners (Firm); Little Punk (Firm)
ISBN: 9780788616082 0788616080
OCLC Number: 819123809
Language Note: In English with optional English and Spanish subtitles; subtitled in English for the deaf and hard of hearing [SDH].
Notes: Originally produced in 2012.
Bonus: Deleted scenes: Astrazeneca demonstration, Boat trip, Chanting skills, Day of desperation, Ellen Cooper, Parallel track; Trailer. Commentary with director David France and ACT UP activists Heidi Dorow, Joy Episalla, Bob Lederer and Ron Medley.
Credits: Edited by T. Woody Richman, Tyler H. Walk ; director of photography, Derek Wiesehahn ; original score by Stuart Bogie & Luke O'Malley ; featuring the songs of Arthur Russell.
Performer(s): Featuring Peter Staley, Mark Harrington, Derek Link, Garance Franke-Ruta, Jim Eigo, Gregg Bordowitz, David Barr, Spencer Cox, Gregg Gonsalves, Ann Northrop, Bill Bahlman, Larry Kramer, Ellen Cooper, Iris Long.
Awards: WINNER: New York Film Critics Circle Awards, Best First Film -- WINNER: Gotham Awards, Best Documentary -- WINNER: Boston Film Critics/Boston Online Film Critics/Central Ohio Film Critics Association, Best Documentary -- WINNER: Ida Documentary Awards, Jacqueline Donnet Emerging Film Maker Award -- NOMINEE: Film Independent Spirit Awards, Best Documentary
Target Audience: Rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, NTSC, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Responsibility: Public Square Films presents a France/Tomchin film ; in association with Ford Foundation/Justfilms, Impact Partners and Little Punk ; directed by David France ; written by David France, T. Woody Richman, Tyler H. Walk ; produced by Howard Gertler, David France ; executive producer, Joy Tomchin, Dan Cogan.

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The story of the brave young men and women who successfully reversed the tide of an epidemic, demanded the attention of a fearful nation, and stopped AIDS from becoming a death sentence. This improbable group of activists bucked oppression and infiltrated government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry, helping to identify promising new medication and treatments and move them through trials and into drugstores in record time.

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