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Housing Works Bookstore Café in Soho was the perfect location for the documentary How to Survive a Plague’s after-party. The film, about HIV/AIDS activist groups ACT UP and TAG, which helped turn the virus from a death sentence to a treatable condition in the 1980s and 1990s, had its premiere at the nearby Angelika Film Center. The film was the directorial debut of journalist David France, who has written extensively on AIDS since 1982. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek and GQ.
Actor Alan Cumming, director John Cameron Mitchell and stylist Jay Manuel, of America’s Next Top Model fame, were all on hand to celebrate the opening of the film. Housing Works is a not-for-profit with a dual mission of ending homelessness and AIDS.
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