My reactions to the HBO film of The Normal Heart are not much different from my reactions to the play. At what point do we begin to question the great and powerful Larry Kramer on his saying of TNH: "this is our history"?
It's awards season. Remember when you couldn't turn on an awards show and not see people wearing red ribbons? Well, David France's Oscar-nominated documentary How to Survive a Plague has brought AIDS back to the awards shows.
In How to Survive a Plague, David France's new documentary on the history of AIDS activism, we find our activist movement reflected in a mirror that only time can provide. The images are striking, disturbing and incredibly moving.
The new documentary How to Survive a Plague follows the rise and accomplishments of ACT UP, a political advocacy group that formed spontaneously in 1987 out of frustration and anger that both state and federal governments had done so little to address the AIDS epidemic.