Directed by Roger Spottiswoode. (USA).
Celebrating its twentieth anniversary, And the Band Played On aired at the height of the AIDS epidemic in the early ‘90s, examining the facts surrounding the deadly disease and debunking many of its myths. The film won three Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Made for Television Movie. Topping the incredible ensemble cast is Matthew Modine, who received Emmy and Golden Globe-nominations for his poignant portrayal of a doctor who heads an American research team. Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
After the Movie: Exploring the Science of AIDS and the Arts. Join us for a panel conversation featuring actor Matthew Modine, Philadelphia screenwriter Ron Nyswaner science writer, How to Survive a Plague filmmaker David France and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases. Dr. Robert S. Klein, MD about the science of AIDS and the social politics surrounding the AIDS epidemic from the 1980s until now. The panel will explore how the AIDS crisis has activated a cross section of storytelling amongst scientists, artists and politicians. Moderated by filmmaker Tom Kalin.