We Were Here documents the coming of what was called the “Gay Plague” in the early 1980s. It illuminates the profound personal and community issues raised by the AIDS epidemic as well as the broad political and social upheavals it unleashed. It offers a cathartic validation for the generation that suffered through, and responded to, the onset of AIDS. It opens a window of understanding to those who have only the vaguest notions of what transpired in those years. It provides insight into what society could, and should, offer its citizens in the way of medical care, social services, and community support.
That is one powerful trailer. One can only imagine what it was like here in SF during the AIDS epidemic of the early 80s. It does make me really sad and grateful that I thanks to modern medicine my HIV positive friends live healthy and happy lives. On the flipside, I think that it is an important thing to for people to see this movie so they understand how serious it can get. WEAR CONDOMS, people! No one is immune to this and it is preventable. Don’t be stupid.
[box type=”note”]We Were Here is play at the Castro theater on September 30.[/box]
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