Monday, August 13, 2012

TRAILER: 'How to Survive a Plague'

David France's ACT-UP documentary, "How to Survive a Plague," looks compelling. Just don't understand why like-minded films always seem to come out at the same time -- you may recall that "United in Anger: A History of ACT-UP" is making the rounds right now, too. (Not sure which came before the other.) If it's not two Linda Lovelace films it's two Prefontaine films or even "Studio 54" and "The Last Days of Disco" coming out in unison. (And don't even get me started about my childhood when "Weird Science," "Real Genius" and "Creator" all came out together!) They're all things I'd like to see, but it sure would be nice to have a little breather between them. It can't be a coincidence -- and supports what my Hollywood type friends have said for years about people stealing each other's ideas right and left. "United in Anger" doesn't seem to be getting very far distribution-wise, but "How to Survive" has New York and San Francisco premieres scheduled for Sept. 21, with more cities to follow.


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