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United in Anger: A History of ACT UP

Jim Hubbard / United States / 2012 / 90 ' / English


Ali Cotterill
Ali Cotterill & Jim Hubbard
James Wentzy
Kevin Seaman
Jim Hubbard & Sarah Schulman

Awards & Festivals

Hot Docs, Toronto, Canada, 2012
MediaImpact: 2nd International Festival of Activist Art, Moscow, Russia, 2013
Dallas VideoFest, Dallas, TX, 2013
Frequency Film Festival, San Diego, CA, 2013
Kashish: Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, Mumbai, India, 2013
Gay Charlotte Film Festival, Charlotte, NC, 2013
Outview Film Festival, Athens, Greece, 2013
Cleveland International Film Festival, Cleveland, OH, 2013
London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, London, England, 2013
Eyes Wide Open Queer Cinema, Brighton, England, 2013
PRIDE Film Festival, Bloomington, IN, 2013
Cinema Queer at Bio Rio, Stockholm, Sweden, 2013
Palm Springs International Film Festival, Palm Springs, CA, 2013
Houston Cinema Arts Festival, Houston, TX, 2012
MIX Copenhagen Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Film Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012
Milwaukee LGBT Film Festival, Milwaukee, WI, 2012
Desperado LGBT Film Festival, Phoenix, AZ, 2012
Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Seattle, WA, 2012
Eau Queer Film Festival, Eau Claire, WI, 2012
Reel Q: Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, 2012
Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Florida, 2012
Rio International Film Festival, Rio de Janiero, Brazil, 2012
Portland Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Portland, OR, 2012

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An irresistibly entertaining and informative assemblage of decades of AIDS activism in NYC, this is a doc of "alternative histories."


UNITED IN ANGER: A HISTORY OF ACT UP is a unique feature-length documentary that combines startling archival footage that puts the audience on the ground with the activists and the remarkably insightful interviews from the ACT UP Oral History Project to explore ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) from a 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 half 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.


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