January 23, 2013 | by Steve Charing
‘How to Survive a Plague’ at Hopkins
Peter Staley, How to Survive a Plague

Peter Staley in a scene from ‘How to Survive a Plague.’ (photo by William Lucas Walker courtesy Sundance Selects)

The Johns Hopkins’ Center for AIDS Research and the Baltimore Student Harm Reduction Coalition will present the critically acclaimed documentary “How to Survive a Plague” with a Q&A session with the film’s Oscar-nominated director, David France, to follow on Jan. 29.

The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place at 5 p.m. at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Becton-Dickinson Auditorium, 615 N. Wolfe St. in Baltimore. A light reception will take place at 7:45 p.m.

“How to Survive a Plague” is a 2013 Oscar nominee for Best Documentary Feature. The film, using never-before-seen archival footage from the 1980s and ’90s, focuses on the coalition of ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) consisting of young people, many of them HIV-positive young men, who took on Washington and the medical establishment.

For more information about the film, visit surviveaplague.com.

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