Somerville Theatre - Screen 3 Sun, Apr 29, 2018 2:45 PM
Somerville Theatre - Screen 2 Sun, Apr 29, 2018 8:00 PM
Film Info
Genre:Documentary Feature
Premiere Status:New England Premiere
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Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ann S. Kim & Priya Giri Desai
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Expected to be in attendance: Directors Ann Kim & Priya Desai, in conversation with Erin Trahan, from WBUR’s The ARTery

After discovering the first cases of HIV in India in 1986, Dr. Suniti Solomon left a prestigious academic job to build her own clinic for HIV/AIDS patients. Several decades and breakthroughs in treatment later, her clinic is one of the most highly regarded in the country, and her patients are living longer lives. But while they may be surviving, some of her patients are not thriving. Being Indian, they feel immense societal and personal pressure to marry, but simultaneously face the stigma of being HIV-positive. Now in the twilight of her impressive career, Dr. Solomon takes the next step in treatment by creating a matchmaking service for those seeking marriage.

Shot over eight years and told with compassion and care, LOVESICK, by filmmakers Ann S. Kim and Priya Giri Desai, is a surprising and hopeful story about the universal healing ability of companionship and love.

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Screening Supported by:
The DocYard