How to Survive a Plague

How to Survive a Plague

Sun, January 27, 2013

6:00 pm

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

How to Survive a Plague
How to Survive a Plague
HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE is 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, with no scientific training, 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. In the process, they saved their own lives and ended the darkest days of a veritable plague, while virtually emptying AIDS wards in American hospitals in the process. The powerful story of their fight is a classic tale of empowerment and activism that has since inspired movements for change in everything from breast cancer research to Occupy Wall Street. Their story stands as a powerful inspiration to future generations, a road map, and a call to arms. This is how you change the world.

New York Times Critics’ Pick

“Moving and essential” – New Yorker

“Brilliant” – Wall Street Journal

“One of the most heartbreaking and suspenseful sagas of the year.” – San Francisco Chronicle

“An inspiring tale of effective political action.” – Chicago Reader

“One of the most important documentaries in years or decades.” – Salon.com
Venue Information:
FilmBar
815 N. 2nd St.
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
http://thefilmbarphx.com