|Mimi Stern-Wolfe performs|
Every year, eccentric elderly East Village pianist Mimi Stern-Wolfe produces and performs a concert of music composers who were lost to HIV/AIDS. Now in it’s 20th year, Mimi and her small ensemble (2 vocalists and a cellist) painstakingly rehearse several numbers ahead the World AIDS Day concert program.
Several of the musical works from the early era of HIV/AIDS in New York are presented amongst the moving recollections of the composers lovers, friends, and collaborators. Screening in festivals and independently across the USA in 2012. More info, visit: allthewaythroughevening.com
|A still from 30 Years from Here, screening at The Center|
Tuesday, March 12, starting at 6:30pm The Center will present a screening of the documentary 30 Years From Here, chronicling the AIDS crisis. Activists, medical experts, and people who were on the ground describe their stories from the war on AIDS.
Interviewees include playwright Terrence McNally; activist and ACT UP founder Larry Kramer; Dr. Marjorie Hill, CEO of Gay Men’s Health Crisis; physician Frank Spinelli; and radio talk show host Larry Flick. Visit the website for more information: gaycenter.org. Read an interview with director Josh Rosenzweig: AIDS_The_30_Years_War/The_Great_Hereafter/
|Archive footage of ACT UP|
Faced with their own mortality, an improbable group of mostly HIV-positive young men and women broke the mold as radical warriors taking on Washington and the medical establishment. HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE is the story of two coalitions—ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group)—whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.
New York screening times have been announced, Saturday, March 24th, 9pm at Film Society of Lincoln Center, and Monday March 26, 6pm at MOMA. Visit the film's site: howtosurviveaplague.com