United in Anger: A History of ACT UP -Film Screening
June 27, 2019 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Presented in partnership with Planned Parenthood on June 27th, National HIV Testing Day.
UNITED IN ANGER: A HISTORY OF ACT UP is a unique feature-length documentary that combines startling archival footage that puts the audience on the ground with the activists and the remarkably insightful interviews from the ACT UP Oral History Project to explore ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) from a grassroots perspective – how a small group of men and women of all races and classes, came together to change the world and save each other’s lives.
The film takes the viewer through the planning and execution of a half dozen exhilarating major actions including Seize Control of the FDA, Stop the Church, and Day of Desperation, with a timeline of many of the other zaps and actions that forced the U.S. government and mainstream media to deal with the AIDS crisis. UNITED IN ANGER reveals the group’s complex culture – meetings, affinity groups, and approaches to civil disobedience mingle with profound grief, sexiness, and the incredible energy of ACT UP.
Free and Open to the Public.
June 27 is National HIV Testing Day(NHTD), a day to encourage people to get tested for HIV, know their status, and get linked to care and treatment if they have HIV.