THE HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AND GUILD HALL SUMMERDOC SCREENING OF
HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE
WHO & WHAT | Screening Of HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE
followed by discussion with Director David Face, Deborah Dugan & Alec Baldwin.
WHEN | Saturday, August 4th
WHERE | Guild Hall
158 Main Street, East Hampton
RED CARPET | 7:30PM
SCREENING | 8:00PM
Please send Requests to cover or attend to: Tiffany@frankpublicity.com
HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE
"How To Survive A Plague" is the untold story of the efforts that turned AIDS into a mostly manageable condition - and the improbable group of young men and women who, with no scientific training, infiltrated government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry, and helped identify promising new compounds, moving them through trials and into drugstores in record time. These drugs saved their lives and ended the darkest days of the epidemic, while virtually emptying AIDS wards in American hospitals.
These activists’ efforts created a paradigm for patient empowerment and health care activism that has since been replicated in the fight against many other diseases from breast cancer to heart disease. And as AIDS spread to Africa, India, and Asia, these activists helped open local groups, exporting AIDS activism to press for better, and more accessible, treatment.
Their story stands as a powerful inspiration to future generations, a road map, and a call to arms. Science has yet to find a cure, and without rejuvenated vigilance, transmission is on the rise - most remarkably, among young gay men who are ignorant of how AIDS activists beat back a plague, and along the way changed the world.
CAST | Peter Staley, Garance Franke-Ruta, Mark Harrington, Iris Long, Larry Kramer
DIRECTOR | David France
PRODUCERS | Howard Gertler, David France, Joy Tomchin, Dan Cogan
ABOUT THE HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The Hamptons International Film Festival was founded to celebrate Independent film - long, short, fiction and documentary - and to introduce a unique, varied spectrum of international films and filmmakers to the public. The Festival is committed to exhibiting films that express fresh voices and differing global perspectives, with the hope that these programs will enlighten audiences, provide invaluable exposure for filmmakers and present inspired entertainment for all.
The 20th anniversary edition of the Hamptons International Film Festival will
take place over Columbus Day weekend, October 4th- 8th, 2012.