The Reel Queer Film Series at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents a special World AIDS Day screening of Still Around, a feature-length compilation of 15 narratives of people living with HIV. The screening is followed by a talkback facilitated by Joel Ealy, HIV Counselor at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.
Commemorating the 30-year anniversary of the epidemic in 2011, The HIV Story Project, a San Francisco based film collective, commissioned and produced 15 short films that portray people living with HIV/AIDS from the San Francisco Bay Area – a region that has been deeply affected by the disease. The end result is “Still Around,” a feature length compilation that weaves a diverse slate of stories into one powerful video AIDS quilt of our times. From straight forward vérité documentary, to spoken words piece, dance film or experimental short anything goes. Each piece is 4-5 minutes in length and tells a personal story in a truthful and forthright manner.
Connecting 16 of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most established as well as emerging directors with 15 individuals who are living with HIV/AIDS, the voices of women, men, transgender, gay and straight, young and old, and of many ethnic backgrounds come together to paint an unmatched portrait of how people thrive and survive in the face of long term illness.
This is a social sober event at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. No alcohol will be served.
Allentown Art Museum will also be on site with information about their AIDS Awareness Event on Free Sunday (Dec. 3rd), which includes a screening of Valentino: The Last Emperor, a nonfiction film about fashion icon Valentino, who has been fighting against HIV/AIDS for years through his charitable giving.
The Reel Queer Film Series is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
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Allentown, PA 18101
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