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As part of the New York Public Library's exhibition Why We Fight: Remembering AIDS Activism, filmmaker Jim Hubbard has curated a film series. Each evening program is dedicated to a line of inquiry, providing artists, activists, academics, and otherwise interested citizens with a point of entry. After each screening, there is a small informal discussion between audience, curator and filmmakers. As can be expected, these are inter generational conversations that often cross class, race, faith and gender lines.

Crucial to the series are the selections Hubbard has made that challenge recent history based discourses around HIV/AIDS. The breadth of the short film and video work provoke a desire to revisit films such as How To Survive A Plague, We Were Here, and Hubbard's own United in Anger: A History of ACT UP. The selections are seldom seen clips, primary footage of historic ACT UP actions, and once ubiquitous images that have seen been divorced from context.

Filmmakers included: Merrill Aldighieri, Joanne Basinger , Gregg Bordowitz, Charles Brack, David Bronstein, Sherry Busbee, Jean Carlomusto, Richard Elovich,Richard Fung, Stuart Gaffney, Catherine (Saalfield) Gund, Grey Hideaway, Robert Huff, Jim Hubbard, Merle Jawitz, Carol Leigh (Scarlot Harlot), Debra Levine, Wellington Love, Maria Perez, Ellen Spiro, Joe Tripician, Sheila Ward, James Wentzy, David Wojnarowicz, Phil Zwickler

If you are in the New York area through out January and February, join Visual AIDS as we attend these important and provoking screenings.

January 8, 2014 - Mourning and Militancy
January 29, 2014 - Safety First
February 4, 2014 - Taking Control

All screenings are free, begin at 7pm and are held at the main branch of the New York Public Library on 5th ave at 42nd street.