This is a great documentary that really tells the story of what life was like in San Francisco during the 1980's and the AIDS Crisis. It talks about not only the sheer number of deaths (over 15,000), but also the political push to take civil rights away from those who where were infected with the HIV virus. In addition, it details the medical care, the slow response to developing medications, and how many people were infected before they actually had a test, etc.
You will look at San Francisco a little different after you have seen this movie. You will notice the void that was left by so many people dieing in the prime of their life.
If you don't live near a theater that is showing it, put it on your Netflix queue. They plan on making it available later in the year.
Labels: San Francisco History