This 90-minute documentary combines archival footage and interviews from the ACT UP Oral History Project to explore ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) from a grassroots perspective. The film takes the viewer through the planning and execution of a half-dozen 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 together forced the U.S. government and mainstream media to deal with the AIDS crisis.
Followed by an informal, practical conversation about protest tactics with ACT UP activists Alexis Danzig and Matt Ebert.
Doors at 6:30, screening at 7:00. $5-$10 donation suggested; light refreshments will be served.
Join us on Sunday, 3/18 from 11:00-1:00 for a more in-depth training with Alexis Danzig. Details here.