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Clifton Center Hosts Screening of "How to Survive A Plague"

"Riveting...moving and essential." - Bruce Diones, The New Yorker


Louisville, Kentucky (January 3, 2013) - Clifton Center will host a screening of the epic, award-winning documentary  How to Survive A Plague as part of the Wild and Woolly Film Series on Sunday, January 13th at 7:00pm. The screening will be held in the Clifton Center's Eifler Theatre, 2117 Payne Street, and a cash bar will open at 6:30pm. Admission is free for Friends of the Clifton Center and $5 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, or online at www.cliftoncenter.org. Tickets can also be purchased at the Clifton Center box office beginning at 6:00pm the day of the event.           


How to Survive A Plague is the story of two coalitions - ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) - whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Despite having no scientific training, these self-made activists infiltrated the pharmaceutical industry and helped identify promising new drugs, moving them from experimental trials to patients in record time. With unfettered access to a treasure trove of never-before-seen archival footage from the 1980s and '90s, filmmaker David France puts the viewer smack in the middle of the controversial actions, the heated meetings, the heartbreaking failures, and the exultant breakthroughs of heroes in the making.


"Served powerfully, with minimal adornment... A moving and meticulous documentary about AIDS activism in the late '80s and early '90s." - A.O. Scott, The New York Times


"...An epic celebration of heroism and tenacity, and less directly, a useful template for any fledgling activist movement, demonstrating the effectiveness of inside/outside strategy."
- David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter


Additional support for MINI of Louisville LIVE at the Clifton Center is provided by the Brown-Forman Corporation, DD Williamson Co., Cylicron, the Kentucky Arts Council, LEO Weekly, WFPK, Heine Brothers Coffee, The Brown Hotel, Wild and Woolly Video, and Joe Hayden Realtors.


The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to the Clifton Center with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.


For more information, please visit www.cliftoncenter.org or call (502) 896-8480.



The Clifton Center, located at 2117 Payne Street, is an historic facility that serves as a gathering place for art, culture and ideas that enrich our community. Housed in a renovated former school building, the Center is home to the studios of artists Martin Rollins and Lucretia Beatty, and Ballet Arts and Yuric-Amari Dance studios. Several non-profit organizations also make their homes at the Clifton Center.


In addition to Mini of Louisville Live at the Clifton Center events, the Clifton Center hosts hundreds of events each year in its role as a rental facility including weddings, conferences, business meetings, art shows and receptions. For more information, visit  www.cliftoncenter.org or call (502) 896-8480. Visit us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TheCliftonCenter. 


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