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Positiv

Runtime:
79 min.
Year of Production:
1990
Country:
Deutschland
Director:
Cast:
Larry Kramer
Michael Callen
Peter Staley
Gary Eller
Diamanda Gallas
Jay Corcoran
John Finch
Ronald Reagan
Larry Mass
Arnie Kantrowitz
Ed I. Koch
Mark Milano
Production Company:
Rosa von Praunheim Filmproduktion
Berlinale Section:
Panorama
Berlinale Category:
Documentary Film
Teddy Award:
Best Documentary/ Essay Film

This film powerfully documents New York City's gay community's response to the AIDS crisis as they are forced to organize themselves after the government's failure to stem the epidemic. Activists who are interviewed include playwrite Larry Kramer, People With AIDS Coalition co-founder Michael Callen (who died of AIDS in 1994), New York filmmaker and journalist Phil Zwickler, as well as representatives from ACT-UP, Queer Nation and the Gay Men's Health Crisis. (queertheory.com)

POSITIVE is von Praunheim's first part of his AIDS trilogy. Together with part 2: SILENCE=DEATH he won the TEDDY JURY AWARD 1990.

Part III: FIRE UNDER YOUR ASS

BIOGRAFIE Rosa von Praunheim

Born in Riga, in 1942. He studied at the University of Art and Design Offenbach am Main and at the Berlin University of the Arts. In 1967, von Praunheim directed his first short films. He made his cinema breakthrough in 1971 with the documentary Nicht der Homosexuelle ist pervers, sondern die Situation, in der er lebt.

FILMOGRAFIE Rosa von Praunheim (selection)

2017 Überleben in Neukölln  2016 Welcome All Sexes: 30 Jahre Teddy Awards   2015 Härte  2013 Mario Wirz  2011 Mondo Lux - Die Bilderwelten des Werner Schroeter  2011 Die Jungs vom Bahnhof Zoo  2011 König des Comics  2010 New York Memories  2007 Tote Schwule – lebende Lesben  2004 Umsonst gelebt - Walter Schwarze  2004 Männer Helden und schwule Nazis  1990 Positiv  1989 Schweigen = Tod  1971 Nicht der Homosexuelle ist pervers, sondern die Situation, in der er lebt 

Rosa von Praunheim@IMDb

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