Our regular monthly Movie Night at Positive East – on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. As it’s our last Movie Night before we take a break until the Autumn, we’re opening up to a wider audience to learn more about the history of the AIDS pandemic, and find out more about those who have survived long term.
After the film, at 8.15pm we’ll be having a live panel discussion, and a Question and Answer session.
Before the film there’ll be some delicious food, served from 5.45pm
We’re showing Last Men Standing, starting at 6.15pm. In the mid-80s a diagnosis of HIV infection was effectively a death sentence. Thirty years later, the people profiled in this moving and thought-provoking documentary from San Francisco Chronicle journalists/filmmakers Erin Bethauer and Tim Hussin are still alive. Having beaten the odds, they find themselves faced with the challenges they thought they’d never live to confront: aging, survivor’s guilt, financial difficulties, and rampant ageism in the surrounding youth-obsessed culture. How exactly do these gay men fit into a world that never expected to have a place for them? Brethauer and Hussin’s film documents the lives of ordinary men who inexplicably have survived to find themselves in extraordinary circumstances.
We’re showing this as part of our marking of HIV Long Term Survivors Day HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day June 5
You can watch the film trailer here
For more information and to book your place – which helps us plan for numbers for food – email firstname.lastname@example.org