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HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE at the Academy Awards
David France, Howard Gertler, Joy Tomchin and Peter Staley on the Oscars' red carpet.
The Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon
Director/Producer David France joined the incredible array of talent at the annual luncheon for Oscar nominees in Los Angeles on Jan. 4th.
Return to Sundance: Video Interview with Movie City News' David Poland
David France returns to Sundance a year after HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE premiered at the festival.
Q with Jian Ghomeshi: 1/9/13
Google+ Hangout: 12/3/12
At Google Headquarters in New York City, director David France was joined for a post-screening discussion by activist and HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE subject Peter Staley; singer-songwriter activist Angelique Kidjo; Student Global AIDS Campaign's Amirah Sequeira, Filipino activist Laurindo Garcia and UC-Boulder RESULTS activist Annika Erickson-Pearson. The panel, moderated by former Poz Magazine editor Regan Hofmann, focused on the history and future of global HIV/AIDS activism.
HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE was screened on World AIDS Day at New York's Museum of Modern Art as part of its best-of-2012-series, "The Contenders." A rousing discussion with The Hollywood Reporter's David Rooney took place afterwards. The panelists were director David France; producer Joy Tomchin; ACT UP's grand patriarch, playwright and author Larry Kramer; and The Atlantic's Garance Franke-Ruta.
UP with Chris Hayes: 12/3/12
David France appeared on MSNBC's UP with Chris Hayes discussing his film and the significance of the work of ACT UP on World AIDS Day.
State Department Screening: 11/30/12
The US State Department's Gays and Lesbians of Foreign Affairs Agencies; Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor; and the Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) hosted a special screening of HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE in conjunction with World AIDS Day. After the screening, director David France led a panel discussion with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Tracy Carson, Senior Advisor for Policy with OGAC, Dan Baer, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor; and Mark Harrington, subject of HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE and co-founder and executive director of Treatment Action Group.
PBS NewsHour: 11/30/12
PBS NewsHour's Ray Suarez spoke with HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE director David France about why remembering the early era of the AIDS epidemic remains so important to today's fight.
Gotham Independent Film Awards: 11/28/12
HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE won the award for Best Documentary at the 2012 Gotham Independent Film Awards. Accepting for the film are director David France, producer Howard Gertler, activist and subject Peter Staley, and producer Joy Tomchin. The award was presented by Ira Glass and Marshall Curry.
AIDS 2012 Screening: 7/23/12
Following the Ford Foundation screening of HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE at the AIDS 2012 Conference in Washington, D.C., director David France was joined for a panel discussion by international HIV expert Jeff Crowley, SisterLove founder and president Dázon Dixon Diallo, David Barr, director of the HIV Collaborative Fund and founding member of Treatment Action Group.
Democracy Now: 3/23/12
On the weekend of the 25th anniversary of ACT UP, Democracy Now's Amy Goodman devotes her entire program to discussing the history of the activist group featured in HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE with director David France and activist and subject Peter Staley.
Sundance Film Festival - Second Screening: 1/24/12
Following the second Sundance screening of HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE, director David France along with cast and crew members including activists Peter Staley, Garance Franke-Ruta, Ron Goldberg, Sara Rafsky, producer Joy Tomchin and more take questions from the audience.
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Sundance Premiere: 1/22/12
After the Sundance Film Festival premiere of HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE, director David France, activist and subject Peter Staley, and the crew members and producers of the film take questions from the audience.