Lecture and screening of United In Anger: The ACT UP Revolution on Screen
The Concordia University Community Lecture Series on HIV/AIDS has entered its 20th season of public lectures that aim to educate the public about issues, perspectives and realities of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Jim Hubbard, a New York City-based filmmaker and member of ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), is screening his latest documentary United In Anger: The ACT UP Revolution on Screen, said to be one of his most notable films.
This inspiring feature-length documentary depicts the efforts of ACT UP as they battle corporate greed, social indifference, and government negligence during the AIDS crisis of the ‘80s, combining rare archival footage and oral histories of members of ACT UP.
When: Thursday, November 22, 2012, from 7p.m. to 9p.m.
Where: Alumni Auditorium, Room H-110 of the Henry F. Hall Building (1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.), Sir George Williams Campus
On the day following his screening-lecture, Hubbard will lead an interdisciplinary creative workshop on art/mediamaking strategies around HIV/AIDS, including discussions of the use of filmmaking, oral history and archiving as methods to influence historicizing of grassroots political action. Enrolment is limited to a small number of undergraduate students in studio arts, communication studies, cinema, and sexuality and women's studies. If interested in taking part, contact the coordinator, Asher Faerstein, at email@example.com with your program//year information and a 2-sentence statement of intent.
Hubbard, whose films have been shown at the Berlin, London, and San Francisco Jewish festivals, among many others, co-founded MIX, the New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film/Video Festival and works alongside Sarah Shulman as coordinator of the ACT UP Oral History Project, which aims to collect interviews with surviving members of ACT UP New York.
This lecture is offered as part of the Concordia HIV/AIDS Community Lecture Series in conjunction with the HIV/AIDS course offered at the university, taught by Professor Viviane Namaste, and Cinema Politica. The event is sponsored by Gilead Sciences, Inc., ViiV Healthcare, and Fugues magazine.
• Cinema Politica’s event listing (with trailer)
• Article in Fugues magazine (in French)