Saturday, Oct 15, 2011 11:00 AM
The first documentary to take a deep and reflective look at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco, the film explores how the city’s inhabitants were affected by, and how they responded to, the epidemic. It speaks to our capacity as individuals to rise to the occasion and to the incredible power of a community coming together with love, compassion and determination. We Were Here focuses on 5 individuals, all of whom lived in San Francisco prior to the epidemic. Their lives changed in unimaginable ways when their beloved city changed from a hotbed of sexual freedom and social experimentation into the epicenter of a terrible sexually transmitted plague. From their different vantage points as caregivers, activists, researchers, friends and lovers of the afflicted, and as people with AIDS themselves, the interviewees share not only intensely personal stories, but also illuminate the larger themes of that era.\
Dirs. David Weissman and Bill Weber, 2011, USA, 90 mins.