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A chronicle of AIDS activism in New York, "How To Survive a Plague" shows how a group of men and women fought against a homophobic establishment to help bring life-saving drugs to America. It's a remarkable part of American history that too few are aware of, and one that comes to theaters exactly 25 years after Act Up (AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power) -- the activist group at the core of "Plague" -- held its first demonstration. Shortly after the film's world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, Indiewire sat down with three New Yorkers pivotal to the film's existence: Director David France, producer Howard Gertler and Peter Staley, one of the primary protagonists in the film's narrative. Honor Roll is a daily series for December that will feature new or previously published interviews, profiles and first-persons of some of the year's most notable cinematic voices. Today we're revisiting an interview we did. »


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