When it comes to the early days of the AIDS epidemic, the upcoming documentary How To Survive A Plague looks like it'll give And The Band Played On a serious run for its money -- the trailer alone is a must-see.
In theaters September 21.
How To Survive A Plague is the story of the activists who stopped AIDS from becoming a death sentence:
This improbable group of activists bucked oppression and, with no scientific training, infiltrated government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry, helping to identify promising new medication and treatments and move them through trials and into drugstores in record time. In the process, they saved their own lives and ended the darkest days of a veritable plague, while virtually emptying AIDS wards in American hospitals in the process.
The documentary is in theaters September 21.