On Sunday, October 21, at 7 p.m., Basilica Hudson will screen the film How to Survive a Plague, "the story of two coalitions--ACT UP [AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power] and TAG [Treatment Action Group]--whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition." A. O. Scott in the New York Times called the film "a moving and meticulous documentary of AIDS activism in the late '80s and early '90s."
Admission is $10, which benefits the Hudson Pride Foundation and the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York. A Q&A session after the screening will be led by Victor Mendolia and two other ACT UP members now living in the Hudson Valley.
An interesting footnote for us in Hudson is that Henry van Ameringen, the Van of the Galvan Partners and the Galvan Initiatives Foundation, is a co-producer of the film.