How to Survive a Plague (2012)

How to Survive a Plague
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 49mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords 1980s, 1990s, 20th century, AIDS, business, disease, gay, government, health, historical, homosexuality, illness, medical, political
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Todd Woody Richman Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Tyler Walk Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
David France Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Peggy Farber Associate Producer n/a 171 3000009
Lindy Linder Associate Producer n/a 171 3000008
Derek Wiesehahn Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Todd Woody Richman Editor n/a 172 7000001
Luke O'Malley Composer n/a 120836 8000002
Lora Hirschberg Sound Editor n/a 229 14000001
Stuart Bogie Composer n/a 120836 8000001
Jonathan Oppenheim Editor n/a 172 7000003
Tyler Walk Editor n/a 172 7000002
Stan Tomchin Co-Producer n/a 170 3000007
Todd Woody Richman Co-Producer n/a 170 3000006
Ann Northrop Actor Herself 1 1000005
Larry Kramer Actor Himself 1 1000006
Jim Eigo Actor Himself 1 1000004
Bob Rafsky Actor Himself 1 1000003
David Barr Actor Himself 1 1000002
David France Director n/a 2 2000001
Howard Gertler Producer n/a 3 3000001
Henry van Ameringen Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Dan Cogan Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Joy Tomchin Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
David France Producer n/a 3 3000002
Ed Koch Actor Himself 1 1000001
In the dark days of 1987, the country was six years into the AIDS epidemic, a crisis that was still largely being ignored both by government officials and health organizations - until the sudden emergence of the activist group ACT UP in Greenwich Village, largely made up of HIV-positive participants who refused to die without a fight. Emboldened by the power of rebellion, they took on the challenges that public officials had ignored, raising awareness of the disease through a series of dramatic protests. More remarkably, they became recognized experts in virology, biology, and pharmaceutical chemistry. Their efforts would see them seize the reins of federal policy from the FDA and NIH, force the AIDS conversation into the 1992 presidential election, and guide the way to the discovery of effective AIDS drugs that stopped an HIV diagnosis from being an automatic death sentence - and allowed them to live long lives.