- Ends ThursdayDir. David France , USA, 2012, 109 min., NR, 35mmOfficial Website
Part of Oscar Picks, Jan 25 – Feb 23: a mix of this year's nominated films plus a batch of Best Pictures from years past.
Academy Award® Nominations: Documentary Feature
Despite having no scientific training, two coalitions—ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group)—whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition by infiltrating the pharmaceutical industry and helping to 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, the viewer is smack in the middle of the controversial actions, the heated meetings, the heartbreaking failures, and the exultant breakthroughs of heroes in the making.
“Must-see: Timely, relevant, and informative…Satisfying on any number of levels, thematically, politically, and emotionally.” — EmanuelLevy.com