Peter Staley (above), a young and very closeted bond trader when the plague began, who went on to become an activist and driving force behind Act-Up; Iris Long (at left, two photos below) who was not gay but who could not stand to see the discrimination continue; Bob Rafsky, a bisexual with children; Ray Navarro, artist and activist; Mark Harrington (shown at bottom, right), who managed to finally give up smoking; and of course, Mr. Kramer (shown bottom, left).
Pat Buchanan on TV's Crossfire). I learned a lot watching this movie, especially about Act-Up's very real work toward putting together the National AIDS Treatment Research Agenda and other science-based work. The organization was not, as some of us imagined at the time, only concerned with high-decibel activism.
Sundance Selects, 110 minutes) opens today, Friday, September 21, in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago (click the city link to see the theater), and will expand across America to other major cities in the weeks to come. Click here and then scroll down to see all the currently scheduled playdates.