Lake County Democrats reformat their 2nd Saturday Cinema program on July 11th as a virtual film discussion. Participants are invited to view United in Anger: A History of ACT UP at home when it’s convenient for them, then join us on July 11th at 2 PM for a virtual get-together.
An inspiring documentary about the birth and life of the AIDS activist movement from the perspective of the people in the trenches fighting the epidemic. Utilizing oral histories of members of ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), as well as rare archival footage, the film depicts the efforts of ACT UP as it battles corporate greed, social indifference, and governmental neglect.
The film can be viewed from kanopy.com. Establish access using your library card.
Why did we choose this film? Why now? Because the early national response to the AIDS epidemic, which affected a mostly marginalized community, looks a lot like now. Indifferent. Callous. Barely there. Eventually, the strategies of ACT UP worked. We hope this film will energize you to activism.
Enjoy camaraderie and discussion from your couch, your patio, or wherever you set up your device. Specific instructions for how to participate can be found at our website, as indicated below.
2nd Saturday Cinema is organized by the Programs Committee of the Lake County Democratic Party. Associate membership in the Lake County Democratic Party is open to registered Democrats and dues are $30/annually. More information can be found at www.lakecountydemocrats.org