We Were Here
(2011, 90 mins., dir. David Weissman)
On World AIDS Day, view a film that takes a deep, reflective look back at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco, and how the city's inhabitants dealt with that unprecedented calamity. Five people who survived describe how the AIDS epidemic challenged everything they knew about themselves and their adopted hometown. The film explores what was not so easy to discern in the midst of it all - the parallel histories of suffering and loss, and of community coalescence and empowerment. We Were Here speaks to our societal relationship to death and illness and the importance of community in addressing unimaginable crises with compassion and determination. Mike LaSalle in the San Francisco Chronicle writes: "[The film] has the force of a great war documentary...if any movie can bridge that distance between those who were there and those just hearing about it, it's this one.”
The film will be shown in Blue-Ray DVD at 11 am, 1:30 pm & 4 pm.