Saturday, July 27, 2013

How to Survive a Plague

2012 American Feature

Cast: Gregg Bordowitz, Garance Franke-Ruta, Mark Harrington, Larry Kramer, Mathilde Krim and Ann Northrop
Director: David France
Writers: David France, Todd Woody Richman and Tyler H. Walk

In the early years of the AIDS epidemic, the militant activist group ACT UP (AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power) was formed in response to the lack of action from the United States government and the medical establishment in developing effective HIV/AIDS medications.


  • Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 100% / Audience: 82 %
  • Metacritic - Critics: 87% / Audience: 8.3 %
  • OMG rating: 7/10
  • Movie Dearest rating: B+

  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available


  • Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature.
  • Directors Guild of America nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary.
  • Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Dorian Award for Documentary of the Year.
  • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary.
  • Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Documentary.
  • Movie Dearest Award Honorable Mention for Documentary of the Year.
  • New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best First Film.
  • Peabody Award.

  • Feature film debut of director David Nance.
  • ABC has announced that a dramatic mini-series adaptation of How to Survive a Plague is currently being developed.

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