Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Find 'We Were Here' at Plaza Theatre

Posted By on Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 12:29 PM

In the spirit of And the Band Played On..., The Plaza Theatre presents We Were Here, David Weissman's documentary about the devastating impact of AIDS, a.k.a. "the gay plague," in the 1980s. Subtitled The AIDS Years in San Francisco, the documentary harks back 30 years ago to the emergency of the disease: "Early in the epidemic, San Francisco’s compassionate, multifaceted, and creative response to AIDS became known as “The San Francisco Model”. The city’s activist and progressive infrastructure that evolved out of the 1960’s, combined with San Francisco’s highly politicized gay community centered around the Castro Street neighborhood, helped overcome the obstacles of a nation both homophobic and lacking in universal health care."

We Were Here plays at the Plaza until Oct. 20.

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