ABOUT THE FILM
UNITED IN ANGER: A HISTORY OF ACT UP explores the story of ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) from the grassroots perspective—how a small group of men and women of all races and classes, came together to change the world and save each other’s lives. The film takes the viewer through the planning and execution of a dozen exhilarating major actions including Seize Control of the FDA, Stop the Church, and Day of Desperation, with a timeline of many of the other zaps and actions that forced the U.S. government and mainstream media to deal with the AIDS crisis. UNITED IN ANGER reveals the group’s complex culture—meetings, affinity groups, and approaches to civil disobedience mingle with profound grief, sexiness, and the incredible energy of ACT UP.
Before there was Occupy Wall Street or the Arab Spring, there was ACT UP.
Director Jim Hubbard
Co-Producers Jim Hubbard, Sarah Schulman
Editor Ali Cotterill
Cinematographer James Wentzy
Sound Kevin Seaman
Hot Docs 2012, MoMA Documentary Fortnight, Best of HotDocs Vancouver, Frameline, Outfest, Rio International Film Festival, Torino Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Hamburg International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
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