Independents Night: Sex in an Epidemic
NY Premiere! Director in person!
To mark the 30th anniversary of HIV/AIDS, Outcast Films is launching the outreach campaign HIV@30: Looking Back, Moving Forward. The Film Society is proud to kick off this initiative with a special Independents Night screening of Sex in an Epidemic directed by Jean Carlomusto. Focusing on the need for comprehensive sex education and drawing on archival footage from the earliest days of the AIDS panic, this engaging documentary provides a sociocultural perspective on the history of the epidemic in the U.S. and its ongoing impact on the most affected populations including the gay, African-American and Latino communities. The screening will be followed by Q&A and a reception.
Independents Night showcases New York premieres of American documentaries every other month at the Walter Reade Theater, making it one of the city’s foremost venues for non-fiction work. With the filmmakers in attendance, these provocative evenings of discovery and exploration include a Q&A and reception following the film. Independents Night is programmed by Marian Masone.