Event: United in Anger: A History of ACT UP
Immediately followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker Jim Hubbard
Date: Monday, April 14, 2014
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Wilson Auditorium, Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, NJ
Sponsored By: Monmouth University’s Center for the Arts
Cost: Free and open to the public
Box Office: http://www.monmouth.edu/arts" href="http://www.monmouth.edu/arts">www.monmouth.edu/arts or call 732-263-6889
Contact: Andrew Demirjian, specialist professor, Department of Communication, 732-263-5751
West Long Branch, NJ - United in Anger: A History of ACT UP combines archival footage and remarkably insightful interviews from the ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) Oral History Project to explore how a small group of men and women of all races and classes came together to change the world and save each other’s lives. Jim Hubbard brings his film to Monmouth University’s Wilson Auditorium on Monday, April 14, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. The film screening is free and open to the public, and will be immediately followed by a Q&A session with the director.
The film takes the viewer through the planning and execution of a half dozen exhilarating major actions including Seize Control of the FDA, Stop the Church, and Day of Desperation, with a timeline of many of the other zaps and actions that forced the U.S. government and mainstream media to deal with the AIDS crisis. United in Anger: A History of ACT UP reveals the group’s complex culture-- meetings, affinity groups, and approaches to civil disobedience mingled with profound grief, sexiness, and the incredible energy of ACT UP.
Jim Hubbard has been making films since 1974, including Elegy in the Streets (1989), Two Marches (1991), The Dance (1992) and Memento Mori (1995). His films have been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, the Berlin Film Festival, the London Film Festival, and the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, among many others. Hubbard co-founded MIX, the New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film/Video Festival, and created the AIDS Activist Video Collection at the New York Public Library under the auspices of the Estate Project for Artists with AIDS. He has curated or co-curated film series for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
The event is sponsored by Monmouth University’s Department of Communication and the Center for the Arts, and is part of the “On Screen: In Person” film series, which brings six films and filmmakers to Monmouth University as part of a tour of the Eastern seaboard. “On Screen: In Person” is made possible by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program.