Posts Tagged ‘film’

And The Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic, by Randy Shilts
suggested by Amy Justice, MD, PhD



“Probably the most moving thing I have ever read on HIV/AIDS was And the Band Played On, by Randy Shilts. Part of what made it moving for me is that he spent over a year writing it and refused to be tested for HIV until he finished Read More…

A Hundred Million Miracles, a song by Richard Rodgers (composer) and Oscar Hammerstein II (librettist/lyricist)
suggested by Bill Rydwels


A song from Flower Drum Song by Rodgers and Hammerstein has become a precious note to me on life and living it.  The song A Hundred Million Miracles (are happening every day) just seemed to fit into my life ever since I learned to live with HIV/AIDS and experienced a life filled with all the miracles I had been taking for granted and overlooked the 53 years I had lived before becoming truly aware of the world I lived in, partook of and assumed was due me. Read More…

Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement, a documentary film by Susan Muska and Gréta Ólafsdottir
suggested by Hilary Meyer


Edie and Thea: A Very Long Engagement portrays a love story, through photographs and interview clips, of a once young and now old lesbian couple. As I watched the documentary, I could easily imagine these women as my friends now — in groups or in pairs, on the beach or at a party, often laughing with a carefree air so common of people in their 20s and 30s. Unlike my contemporaries though, Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer met and fell in love in the closeted 1960s, and had to maintain an engagement for more than 40 years. Read More…

Documentary Films on Aging

The Graying of AIDS in not just a documentary project about HIV/AIDS, but about aging with HIV/AIDS. As it turns out, ours is one of many documentary projects in recent years that are taking a closer look at various aspects of aging in America today.

From documentary shorts to feature-length … Read More…