How to Survive a Plague (2012)
Critic Consensus: Angry, powerful, and stirring, How to Survive a Plague is a brilliantly constructed documentary about the activists who pushed for action to combat the AIDS epidemic.
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Critic Reviews for How to Survive a Plague
David France has made an absorbing film to document that moment of immense implosion, called How to Survive a Plague.
As this stirring, scrupulous doc reveals, the members of ACT UP fused the fervor of revolutionaries, the tenacity of trial lawyers, and the rage of the dispossessed to change the very shape of the epidemic.
There are personal glimpses into the home lives of activists that left many in my theater wiping their tears on their coat sleeve.
Audience Reviews for How to Survive a Plague
An extremely enlightening overview of that which was the most devastating plague to hit the world in the last century, and an essential historical document that shows how activism played the most important role during the acme of the epidemic.
An excellent documentary that effectively conveyed the desperation, fear and power of the gay community during the height of the AIDS epidemic. Really well done.
A topic that should have been more interesting to me... but it was quite hard for my interest to survive this dull documentary - and I usually like documentaries.
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