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
Ed Koch Actor Himself 1 1000001
David Barr Actor Himself 1 1000002
Bob Rafsky Actor Himself 1 1000003
Jim Eigo Actor Himself 1 1000004
Ann Northrop Actor Herself 1 1000005
Larry Kramer Actor Himself 1 1000006
David France Director n/a 2 2000001
Howard Gertler Producer n/a 3 3000001
David France Producer n/a 3 3000002
Joy Tomchin Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Dan Cogan Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Henry van Ameringen Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Todd Richman Co-Producer n/a 170 3000006
Stan Tomchin Co-Producer n/a 170 3000007
Lindy Linder Associate Producer n/a 171 3000008
Peggy Farber Associate Producer n/a 171 3000009
David France Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Todd Richman Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Tyler Walk Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Derek Wiesehahn Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Todd Richman Editor n/a 172 7000001
Tyler Walk Editor n/a 172 7000002
Jonathan Oppenheim Editor n/a 172 7000003
Stuart Bogie Composer n/a 120836 8000001
Luke O'Malley Composer n/a 120836 8000002
Lora Hirschberg Sound Editor n/a 229 14000001
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.