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Movie: "How to Survive a Plague" (SOLD OUT)

 

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This year on World AIDS Day, join BRIDGEMEN at the Castro Theatre for a special screening of the acclaimed documentary "How to Survive a Plague."

RSVP now to reserve your tickets. Add number of guests to reserve additional tickets for friends and family. (Tickets are free)

 

Faced with their own mortality an improbable group of young people, many of them HIV-positive young men, broke the mold as radical warriors taking on Washington and the medical establishment.

HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE is the story of two coalitions—ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group)—whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Despite having no scientific training, these self-made activists infiltrated the pharmaceutical industry and helped 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, filmmaker David France puts the viewer smack in the middle of the controversial actions, the heated meetings, the heartbreaking failures, and the exultant breakthroughs of heroes in the making.


“…The first documentary that I have seen that does justice to this story of a civil rights movement rising from the ashes of our dead.”
Andrew Sullivan, The Daily Beast

 

“…An epic celebration of heroism and tenacity, and less directly, a useful template for any fledgling activist movement, demonstrating the effectiveness of inside/outside strategy.”
David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

 



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  • Austin N.

    I will plan on volunteering afterwards

    December 1, 2012

  • Henry F.

    Hey Guys, for those of you still looking for tickets, I just learned from my friend at Shanti that they have complimentary reserved seats available for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation's screening of How To Survive A Plague this Saturday at the Castro Theater at 6pm. Contact [masked] to reserve your pair. I'm guessing if you're interested you should act quick. Good luck!

    November 27, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Awesome!! Thanks, Henryy for letting us know!

      November 27, 2012

  • Frank B.

    Hey guys!! The SF AIDS Foundation has asked us to step up and volunteer for this event. Turns out their volunteer bank wasn't as strong as they had hoped so they turned to us! WHY?? Because we're AWESOME! I'll post duties later next week, but it's uber easy and well worth a free ticket to a sold out event!

    Frank

    1 · November 21, 2012

    • Obay K.

      Sounds Great! Sign me up pls.

      1 · November 22, 2012

    • Chris

      sorry I forgot to put my name down for volunteering duties at this event let me know what still available and I'm more than happy to help out. =)

      1 · November 26, 2012

  • Juan Tomas C.

    Will the actual tickets will be at the Castro theatre to be pick up at will call ?juan

    November 26, 2012

    • Frank B.

      I will have the tickets and will hand them to everyone. Thanks for bringing that up. I'll post a message about that now.

      1 · November 26, 2012

  • Frank B.

    I will have the tickets and will hand them to everyone. Thanks for bringing that up. I'll post a message about that now.

    November 26, 2012

  • Jay C.

    Thx Clark. :-)

    November 21, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Go, Jayybird!

      1 · November 21, 2012

  • CJ

    I'm pulling out of this one so one tix should open up

    November 21, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Tis the spirit of giving. You're a peach, Clark!

      November 21, 2012

  • Brian

    If anyone backs out, I would love to come and bring my +1.

    November 21, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi, Brian! There are only 20 printed tickets for this event. Be sure to monitor the Meetup page to see if anyone changes his RSVP! :-)

      November 21, 2012

  • Jay C.

    Is it still possible to score a ticket? :-)

    November 21, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi, Jayybird! There are only 20 printed tickets for this event. Be sure to monitor the Meetup page to see if anyone changes his RSVP! :-)

      November 21, 2012

  • Lance B.

    I will not be able to attend due to AEF is celebrating our 30th anniversary under the big tent at the AIDS Memorial Grove.

    October 29, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      How exciting?!?!

      1 · October 30, 2012

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