Talking Eyes Final Event: United in Anger. A History of Act Up.

The Research Group Visual Culture based at the Graduate School ‘Gender as Category
of Knowledge’ at Humboldt-University Berlin invites you to the 5th and final event of the lecture series TALKING EYES:

Jim Hubbard, filmmaker, New York


Date & Time: 26 June 2012, 7:30 pm
Venue: Babylon Mitte Berlin
Chair: Lukas Engelmann

Screened for the first time in Europe, UNITED IN ANGER: A HISTORY OF ACT UP is the first feature-length documentary about how ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), a group of men and women of all races and classes, came together to change the world and save each other’s lives. The film takes the viewer through the planning and execution of a dozen exhilarating major actions that forced the U.S. government and mainstream media to deal with the AIDS crisis. The film reveals how the group’s complex culture – meetings, affinity groups, and approaches to civil disobedience – mingle with profound grief, sexiness, and the incredible energy of ACT UP. Utilizing oral histories, as well as rare archival footage, the film depicts the efforts of ACT UP as it battles corporate greed, social indifference, and government neglect.

Jim Hubbard, who is a co-founder of MIX – the New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film/Video Festival is still working on the „ACT UP Oral History Project“ and among his 19 other films are Elegy in the Streets (1989), Two Marches (1991), The Dance (1992) and Memento Mori (1995).

Address: Babylon Mitte Berlin, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30, 10178 Berlin


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