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This Saturday, December 1, is Day With(out) Art / World AIDS Day, and Visual AIDS will observe the occasion with simultaneous screenings around the world of United in Anger: A History of ACT UP, a new documentary by Jim Hubbard. We hope you can join us for one of over 35 screenings from November 29 through December 7 in New York, Boston, Paris, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Vancouver and many more locations.
United in Anger is a 93-minute documentary about the birth and life of the AIDS activist movement from the perspective of the people in the trenches fighting the epidemic. Utilizing oral histories of members of ACT UP, as well as rare archival footage, the film depicts the efforts of ACT UP as it battles corporate greed, social indifference, and government neglect. The film provides a jumping off point to discuss past, present, future. Download the Resource Guide and Wisdom in Being United in Anger ‘zine from our website.
JAMES WENTZY’S VIDEO ARCHIVE: Writers Writing About AIDS
Presented by Visual AIDS and BGSQD for Day With(out) Art
December 2, 2012, 7pm
Bureau of General Services-Queer Division, 27 Orchard Street
Early in the epidemic video artist and photographer James Wentzy captured writers reading their work about HIV/AIDS for the series Artist Readings. The series originally aired on December 1st, 1993 on CUNY TV as part of Wentzy’s 24 hours of programming for World AIDS Day. Join us to view the footage, featuring Jaime Manrique, David B.Feinberg, and Bea Gates, and engage Wentzy in conversation about the work.