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  1. Kk Soft Boss's rating of the film How to Survive a Plague

  2. unearthly_red's rating of the film How to Survive a Plague

  3. caitlin.f's rating of the film How to Survive a Plague

    cried the whole way through & cried myself to sleep after.

  4. AnnalieseVevo's rating of the film How to Survive a Plague

    This should be shown at school tbh........

  5. mpho3's rating of the film How to Survive a Plague

    Does get bogged down about half way through, but a poignant account of a struggle I was too young to process when it was happening. Watching this now, I marvel at how well ACT UP armed its activism with science and methodology to combat the establishment's impotency and indifference.

  6. Shelly Hatlestad's rating of the film How to Survive a Plague

    This film chronicles the early years of AIDS. It's easy to forget the fear, hysteria, and stigma. This was a time when AIDS was a fatal disease. There were no treatments and the FDA was in no hurry to find any. I think this period was just as groundbreaking as Stonewall in terms of gay activism. This film uses raw footage and interviews to tell the story of how ACT UP forced the FDA and the nation to take action.

  7. dschank's rating of the film How to Survive a Plague

    the first great film i've seen in 2013. genuinely moving. not just an expertly crafted, astoundingly intimate portrait of act-up, it also documents a VERY sophisticated, beneficial intersection between activism and science. it's not just about rallying in the streets, it's also about learning how the body works, developing treatments, advocating for drug availability. and the arthur russell music hit me in the gut.

  8. Violins By Night's rating of the film How to Survive a Plague

    They should show this in schools.

  9. Gillian Sore's rating of the film How to Survive a Plague

    Powerful, gripping, moving, when Larry Kramer screams Plague!...wow.

  10. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film How to Survive a Plague

    ★★★ deeply and up-close historical information, but misuses the riveting found footage in its possession through sloppy editing. that bursting moment by Larry Kramer is, alone, worth the viewing.

  11. Jordan Peters's rating of the film How to Survive a Plague

    Well-crafted but decidedly boring.

  12. saiths's rating of the film How to Survive a Plague

    i learned a lot about AIDS but not a lot about why this is considered a good documentary.

  13. Kirby's rating of the film How to Survive a Plague

    When someone at the beginning if the film compared the AIDS outbreak to war, I felt it was a bit extreme. By the time the movie was over, I felt stupid and a bit guilty for seeing it as anything but.

  14. Roscoe's rating of the film How to Survive a Plague

    Essential -- watch it and be reminded of a terrible time and those who rose up to make a difference.

  15. Matthew_Lucas's rating of the film How to Survive a Plague

    Documentary about the AIDS crisis chronicles the (ultimately effective) mission of Act Up, an organization of activists who dedicated themselves to fighting for recognition and funding for AIDS research at the height of the epidemic. Well intentioned, but Act Up's angry, militant, and often offensive tactics are more off-putting than moving. The similarly themed WE HERE HERE struck a stronger emotional chord.

  16. Andrew James's rating of the film How to Survive a Plague

    A vibrant, powerful tribute to the men and women who fought for access to funding and treatment for AIDS in the late 80's and 90's. Expertly crafted. Near perfect.