Solaris Pictures presents

Saturday, December 14, 2013 | 3.00pm


93 min / USA / 2012

Dir: Jim Hubbard

An eye opener documentary combines startling archival footage that puts the audience on the ground with the activists and the remarkably insightful interviews from the ACT UP Oral History Project, to explore how a small group of men and women of all races and classes, came together to change the world and save each other’s lives during the AIDS crisis.
Festivals & Awards
World Premiere - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, New York, USA, 2012
International Premiere - Ramallah, Palestine, 2012
European Premiere - Torino GLBT Film Festival, Torino, Italy, 2012
Frameline 36, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2012
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2012
2012 Boston LGBT Film Festival, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Grand Jury Award: Best Documentary - Milan Intl Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, 2012
Audience Award: Best Documentary -Reel Q - 27th Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival, 2012
Palm Springs International Film Festival, CA, USA, 2013
London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, UK, 2013
Indian Premiere - KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, 2013
MediaImpact: 2nd International Festival of Activist Art, Moscow, Russia, 2013
Director’s Statement
“I started making this film 25 years ago, 10 years ago or 3 years ago depending on how you look at it. I first filmed ACT UP at the Lesbian & Gay Pride March in New York in June 1987. I started filming Gay political events in 1979 in the lead up to the first national march on Washington. I continued to film ACT UP over the years with my 16mm camera, but the real heroic effort of documenting the AIDS activist movement was carried on by the dozens of AIDS activist video-makers whose work appears in United in Anger. From 1995 to 2000, I worked with the Estate Project for Artists with AIDS to convince many of these video-makers to donate their footage to the New York Public Library’s Division of Manuscripts and Archives. The NYPL’s AIDS Activist Video Collection consists of over 1,000 hours of finished tapes and raw footage. It is an historical resource of immense value and I am exceedingly grateful to the many filmmakers who allowed me to utilize their footage. I bear full responsibility for this film, so if you have complaints direct them to me, but I feel very strongly that the film is the end result of the collective work of dozens of valiant people who videotaped and edited the remarkable body of work that documents the AIDS activist movement. As I worked on the film I always felt that there was a collective intelligence that shaped it and made it possible”. - Jim Hubbard

Director’s Bio
JIM HUBBARD is a New York based filmmaker and AIDS activist who has a long history of filmmaking and activism that has made a global mark. He has been making films since 1974 and has an accomplished repertoire of over 19 films including Elegy in the Streets (1989), Two Marches (1991), The Dance (1992) and Memento Mori (1995). These have been shown at several film festivals as well as the Museum of Modern Art.
In 1987 he co-founded, along with Sarah Schulman, the New York Lesbian & Gay Experimental Film Festival, which is now is in its in its twenty-sixth year  and has been renamed New York Queer Experimental Film Festival. Having been an integral part of ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) for several years, Jim also created the AIDS Activist Video Collection at the New York Public Library.  Since 2001, Jim Hubbard alongwith producer Sarah Sculman have been working on the ACT UP Oral History Project.


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