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CHICAGO: How To Survive A Plague
The Music Box
Chicago, IL
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Friday Sep 21, 2012 2:00 PM - Sunday Sep 30, 2012 1:30 PM | Free



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CHICAGO: How To Survive A Plague
SPECIAL NOTE: To reserve ticket vouchers, click 'Register' above. Vouchers do not reserve seats online in advance, they can only be exchanged for a hard ticket to a specific show at the theatre box office.
Tickets have been sponsored by donors for students, activists and people with AIDS.

Quantities are limited and registering for a ticket voucher does not guarantee admission if the theater is sold out.

HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE is the story of two coalitionsACT 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.

David France's HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE which The Hollywood Reporter callsa "remarkableepic celebration of heroism and tenacity" bears witness to how a committed group of AIDS activists battling to save their own lives managed to save 6 million others.

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Location

The Music Box (View)
3733 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613
United States


Categories

Film > Movies
Social > LGBT

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

Contact

Owner: Vault Event Planning
On BPT Since: May 04, 2011
 
Suraj
708 590 9806
SMadoori@aidschicago.org
http://surviveaplague.com
 


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