How to Survive a Plague
First screened in September 2012
Director: David France. Documentary about the formation of ACT-UP and its anti-HIV/AIDS activism, especially regarding the push for better drugs and faster trials. Interview subjects include Peter Staley, Larry Kramer, Jim Eigo, David Barr, Gregg Bordowitz, Bill Bahlman, Iris Long, and Mark Harrington. Screenplay: David France, Todd Woody Richman, and Tyler H. Walk.
Twitter Capsule: Best doc since The Interrupters. ACT-UP story honors angry, effective group action as US films rarely do.

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Ninety Thousand Words
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Documentary Feature

Other Awards:
New York Film Critics Circle: Best First Feature
Boston Society of Film Critics: Best First Feature; Best Documentary Feature

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