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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.