How to Survive a Plague

Overview

Filmmaker David France tracks the efforts made by activist groups ACT UP and TAG Treatment Action Group to convince the government and the pharmaceutical industry to speed up human trials of experimental drugs that ease the suffering of HIV/AIDS patients. Thanks to their tireless efforts, HIV/AIDS would eventually become a manageable condition, rather than a death sentence.
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Overview

Filmmaker David France tracks the efforts made by activist groups ACT UP and TAG Treatment Action Group to convince the government and the pharmaceutical industry to speed up human trials of experimental drugs that ease the suffering of HIV/AIDS patients. Thanks to their tireless efforts, HIV/AIDS would eventually become a manageable condition, rather than a death sentence.
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Special Features

Commentary with director David France and ACT UP activists Heidi Dorow, Joy Episalla, Bob Lederer and Ron Medley; Deleted scenes; Trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/11/2013
  • UPC: 030306190297
  • Original Release: 2012
  • Rating:

  • Source: Ifc Independent Film
  • Region Code: A
  • Time: 1:49:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 50,934

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Staley Participant
Garance Franke-Riuta Participant
Mark Harrington Participant
Spencer Cox Participant
Larry Kramer Participant
Bill Bahlman Participant
David Barr Participant
Gregg Bordowitz Participant
Gregg Gonsalves Participant
Derek Link Participant
Iris Long Participant
Technical Credits
David France Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Stuart Bogie Score Composer
John Carlin Musical Direction/Supervision
Dan Cogan Executive Producer
Béco Dranoff Musical Direction/Supervision
Peggy Farber Associate Producer, Co-producer
Howard Gertler Producer
Alan Getz Co-producer
Chad Hahne Associate Producer
Paul Heck Musical Direction/Supervision
Lora Hirschberg Sound Editor, Sound Mixer
Jim Hubbard Associate Producer
Lindy Linder Associate Producer, Co-producer
Loring McAlpin Associate Producer
Eddie O'Connor Sound Mixer
Luke J. O'Malley Score Composer
Jonathan Oppenheim Editor
The Red Hot Organization Musical Direction/Supervision
Christopher Reifeiss Sound Mixer
T. Woody Richman Co-producer, Editor, Screenwriter
Mark Roy Sound Mixer
Arthur Russell Songwriter
Ted Snowdon Co-producer
Joy Tomchin Executive Producer
Stan Tomchin Co-producer
Vianni Tsapatori Makeup
Henry van Ameringen Co-producer
Tyler Walk Editor, Screenwriter
Derek Wiesehahn Cinematographer
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