Keyword: AIDS

Gay Sex in the 70s

Gay Sex in the 70s (2005)

Rated: None Runtime: 72 minutes Release date: 11/03/2005
Documents the unbridled sexual passion and exploration that marked the twelve years from Stonewall (1969) to the first reported cases of AIDS (1981). With access to a filmic and photographic treasure trove of erotic life on New York's West Side Piers, trucks, bars, dance clubs, baths and beaches. The cast of storytellers takes us from the remarkably repressed pre-Stonewall period to an era of...
Dir: Joseph F. Lovett
With: N/A
Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump (1994)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 142 minutes Release date: 07/05/1994
Forrest Gump tells his remarkable life story to a stranger while waiting for a bus. Despite his sub-normal IQ, Gump leads a truly charmed life, with a ringside seat for many of the most memorable events of the second half of the 20th century. He taught Elvis Presley to dance, became a football star and met JFK and LBJ. He served with honor in Vietnam and spoke at an anti-war rally at the...
Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 117 minutes Release date: 10/31/2013
Real-life cowboy Ron Woodroof's free-wheeling life was upended in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. Shunned by many of his old friends and bereft of government-approved effective medicines, Ron decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Bypassing the establishment, the...

Philomena (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 11/21/2013
Philomena Lee, an Irishwoman in her 70s, became pregnant as a teenager in 1952. Her family abandoned her out of shame and sent her to a convent, where, along with other young girls in the same predicament, she was regarded as "a fallen woman." Three years later, the nuns made her give up her son Anthony for adoption in America. Lee, who was forced to sign a document promising "never to seek to...

Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell (2008)

Rated: None Runtime: 71 minutes Release date: 09/25/2008
About seminal avant-garde composer, singer-songwriter, cellist and disco producer Arthur Russell. Before his AIDS-related death, Russell created music that spanned pop and the transcendent possibilities of abstract art.
Dir: Matt Wolf
With: N/A
Blood Brother

Blood Brother (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 10/17/2013
After arriving in India as a disillusioned tourist, Rocky decides to stay after meeting a group of children with HIV. Through his experiences with them, he encounters both obstacles he never thought he would face and love he never thought he would find.
House of Boys

House of Boys (2011)

Rated: None Runtime: 117 minutes Release date: 07/28/2011
A coming of age story set in the emerging gay dance club scene of Amsterdam in 1984. Frank is a high school kid who leaves home and falls into the exciting new world of free sex, music and dance. When Frank's new world is suddenly turned upside down, his struggle for courage in the face of the unknown gives him a new and deep understanding of the true meaning of love.
24th Day

The 24th Day (2004)

Rated: R Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 05/13/2004
It's been 24 days since Tom, a married man who has lived his life as "straight," finds out that he is HIV-positive. Consumed with sorrow and rage about his situation, Tom sets out to find Dan, the only man he's ever slept with and the person he believes is responsible for giving him the virus. Tom's violent kidnapping and murderous threats clearly pass the bounds of legal and rational behavior...

The Announcement (2011)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 75 minutes Release date: 11/29/2011
On Thursday, November 7, 1991, professional basketball player Earvin "Magic" Johnson held a press conference to announce that he was HIV-positive and would be retiring from basketball immediately. Many thought this was a death sentence, but Magic is proving people wrong as he continues to thrive two decades later.
Sex Positive

Sex Positive (2009)

Rated: R Runtime: 86 minutes Release date: 06/11/2009
About the life of Richard Berkowitz, a revolutionary gay S&M hustler turned AIDS activist in the 1980s.

Straight Outta Compton (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 08/13/2015
A drama about N.W.A., the Los Angeles hip hop group that pioneered gangsta rap in the 1980s and 1990s. The story chronicles the rise and fall of the rap quartet, which was formed by Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, and MC Ren. The group's songs were so riotous and raw that they were banned from radio, but N.W.A. still sold millions of albums and gained unprecedented popularity - and notoriety. Then came...
Only Real Game

The Only Real Game (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 82 minutes Release date: 06/05/2014
This is an exploration of the power of baseball for people in a remote and troubled place. The once princely state of Manipur, in volatile northeast India, defies gun violence, drug trafficking and HIV/AIDS through a surprising passion for America's national pastime. Manipur entered the Indian Union under protest in 1949, triggering a corrosive separatist conflict. For decades baseball has...
Dir: Mirra Bank
With: N/A

The Hours (2002)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 114 minutes Release date: 12/26/2002
Spanning across various time periods in the 20th century, a drama revolves around three very different women: two of whom have been profoundly affected by the works of Virginia Woolf; the other woman is Woolf, herself. All three are battling with issues of freedom, responsibility and identity. As the story unfolds, they are negotiating their way through different depressive states: Virginia Woolf...
Longtime Companion

Longtime Companion (1990)

Rated: R Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 05/10/1990
AIDS takes its toll on a group of affluent white male homosexual friends in New York City over a ten year period.

The Normal Heart (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 01/10/2014
The story of the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York between 1981 and 1984, seen through the eyes of Ned Weeks, the gay founder of a prominent HIV advocacy group. Weeks' affinity for public confrontation puts him at odd with his closeted lover and others within the HIV awareness movement.

Rent (2005)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 135 minutes Release date: 11/22/2005
In New York's East Village, a group of bohemians struggle to express themselves through their art and strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness and the AIDS epidemic. Roger is an aspiring songwriter who has emotionally shut down after his girlfriend's suicide. Despite his attraction, he is reluctant to start a new romance with his downstairs neighbor Mimi...
3 Needles

3 Needles (2006)

Rated: None Runtime: 124 minutes Release date: 11/30/2006
A drama that visits rural China, a plantation in South Africa, and Montreal's porn industry, to tell three separate yet universal stories, rooted to struggles with the HIV pandemic. In China, Ping is a pregnant young woman running a black market blood collection scam that creates a mini epidemic in a rural village. In Montreal, Denys is a porn actor hiding his positive HIV status in order to...
Other City

The Other City (2010)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 09/16/2010
At least three percent of Washington, D.C. is HIV positive, a rate much higher than parts of Africa. While this growing epidemic in our nation's capital is never seen by tourists and ignored by the media, there are encouraging stories of grassroots movements to extend education, combat stigmas, and spread hope.

We Are Together: The Children of Agape Choir (2008)

Rated: PG Runtime: 87 minutes Release date: 07/03/2008
Slindile, a young 12-year-old South Africa girl, lives at the Agape Orphanage in KwaZulu Natal. It's a home for children, many of whom have lost their parents to AIDS. She and the other children from the orphanage form a choir which becomes their greatest source of comfort and hope, and which takes them on a journey beyond their dreams. Filmed over three years the chronicle tells the story about...
Night Listener

The Night Listener (2006)

Rated: R Runtime: 91 minutes Release date: 08/03/2006
A psychological thriller that revolves around the celebrated writer and popular late-night radio show host, Gabriel Noone, who develops an intense relationship with a young listener named Pete and his adopted mother, just as his own domestic life is undergoing changes. When a troubling question arises regarding the boy's identity, it causes Gabriel's ordered existence to spin wildly out of control...

Philadelphia (1993)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 119 minutes Release date: 12/21/1993
Andrew Beckett is a young up-and-coming lawyer who has just been fired by his prestigious law firm. His former colleagues claim he's just not good enough; Andrew says he's been fired because he has AIDS. Determined to defend his professional reputation; Andrew hires fierce personal-injury attorney Joe Miller to represent him as he sues his former firm for wrongful termination. Separated from...

Test (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 89 minutes Release date: 06/05/2014
Set in the free-spirited San Francisco of 1985, young Frankie confronts the challenges of being an understudy in a modern dance company where he's taunted to "dance like a man." Frankie embarks on a budding relationship with Tom, a veteran dancer in the same company and the bad boy to Frankie's young innocent. As Frankie and Todd's friendship deepens, they navigate a world of risk - it's the early...

The Young and Evil (2008)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: 11/29/2008
An intelligent but troubled gay black teenager sets out to seduce an HIV-positive prevention advocate into giving him the virus.
Phir Milenge

Phir Milenge (2004)

Rated: None Runtime: 160 minutes Release date: 08/26/2004
Tamanna is a charming, 26-year-old young woman, who breathes fresh air into the lives of everyone she meets. She works in an advertising agency, and her fresh, innovative ideas have made the agency successful. At her college reunion, Tamanna meets Rohit. In the romantic settings of the college, love blooms between them. But, Tamanna loses touch with Rohit. Although she tries to get in touch with...

In the Company of Strangers (2006)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 11/29/2006
Brian is arrested for assaulting a gay couple and sentenced to 600 hours at an AIDS center. An ill resident named James sees Brian as a young man trying to cope with a changing world. Exposed to daily existence in an AIDS hospice, Brian eventually forms a friendship with James, culminating in an attempt to reconcile James with his estranged son and in his own attempt at reconciliation with his...