We Were Here | Review - aGLIFF 2011 (Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival)

Directors: David Weissman, Bill Weber David Weissman and Bill Weber's We Were Here documents the coming of what was then called the "Gay Plague" in San Francisco in the early 1980s; yet instead of dwelling on death, Weissman and Weber opt to focus on five people (Guy Clark, a dancer and flowerist; Paul Boneberg, a political activist; Eileen Glutzer, a nurse and researcher of several AIDS drugs; Daniel Goldstein, an HIV-positive artist who lost two lovers to AIDS; Ed Wolf, a counselor to AIDS-infected men) who survived and are willing to document their personal oral histories of those devastating years. They each arrived in San Francisco during the 1970s when Harvey Milk was energizing the gay community; but when Milk was assassinated in 1978, everything began to change. Then came AIDS... Clark, Boneberg, Glutzer, Goldstein and Wolf's young and healthy gay friends suddenly came down with mysterious symptoms -- such
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