Saturday, December 1, 2012
Doors: 6:30 pm / Screening: 7:30 pm
Free and open to the public. Canned food donations accepted. Cash bar. Presented in partnership with St. Louis Effort for AIDS.
Join us for a film screening of United in Anger: A History of ACT UP (2012), the first feature-length documentary about the pioneering advocacy group ACT UP and its efforts to inspire AIDS-related relief and reform.
United in Anger: A History of ACT UP
Director: Jim Hubbard
2012, United States, HDCAM; DigiBeta, color, stereo, English, 93 mins.
United in Anger: A History of ACT UP (2012) is a feature-length documentary about how ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), a small group of people that came together to change the world and save each other’s lives. The film takes the viewer through the planning and execution of exhilarating major actions with additional information about these historic events that forced the U.S. government and mainstream media to deal with the AIDS crisis. United in Anger reveals the group’s complex culture while also exploring the profound grief, sexiness, and incredible energy of ACT UP.
Distributed for Day With(out) Art by Visual AIDS. Day Without Art (DWA) began on December 1, 1989 as the national day of action and mourning in response to the AIDS crisis. Starting in 1997, Visual AIDS added the parentheses to highlight the proactive programming of art projects by artists living with HIV/AIDS, and art about AIDS, that were taking place around the world.
Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving legacy, because AIDS is not over.