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by Alexandra Juhasz and Ted Kerr

Cineaste, 2014, v. 39, no. 3

Cineaste Publishers, 2014

This conversation between video artist and activist Alexandra Juhasz and program manager at Visual AIDS Ted Kerr explores the dichotomy between mainstream filmic representations of HIV/AIDS and alternative AIDS media. Accordingly, other binaries are set up and deconstructed throughout this dialogue including those of film vs. video, fiction vs. documentary, narrative filmmaking vs. experimental mediamaking, the movie theatre vs. the art gallery, speaking for the community vs. self-representation, and historical retrospective of the AIDS crisis vs. activist intervention throughout time, from the 1980s to presently.

ITEM 2014.058 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Dallas Buyers Club – Jean-Marc

How to Survive a Plague – Vallιe

Philomena – David France

Like a Prayer – Stephen Frears

Keep Your Laws Off My Body – DIVA TV

Rock Hudson’s Home Movies – Catherine Saalfield and

Philadelphia – Zoe Leonard

Silverlake Life – Mark Rappaport

Video Remains – Jonathan Demme

Sex Positive – Peter Friedman and

Heart Break Opens – Tom Joslin

Liberaceσn – Alexandra Juhasz

Sex in an Epidemic – Daryl Wein

We Were Here – William Maria Rain

When Did you Figure Out You had AIDS – Chris Vargas

United on Anger – Jean Carlomusto

Untitled – David Weissman

Bumming Cigarettes – Vincent Chevalier

He Said – Jim Hubbard

Your Nostalgia is Killing Me – Jim Hodges, Carlos Marques da Cruz, and Encke King

Boys Don't Cry

Monster – Tiona McClodden

Poison – Irwin Swirnoff

Voices from the Front – Vincent Chevalier with Ian Bradley-Perrin

Mississippi Burning – Kimberly Peirce

The Watermelon Woman – Patty Jenkins

Behind the Candelabra – Todd Haynes

Last Address – Sandra Elgear, Robyn Hutt, and

AIDS in New York: The First 5 Years – David Meieran

Why We Fight: Remembering AIDS Activism – Alan Parker

Gran Fury – Cheryl Dunye

General Idea – Steven Soderbergh

Portraits in the Time of AIDS, 1988 – Ira Sachs

Four – New York Historical Society

Tarnation – New York Public Library

We Care: A Video for Care Providers of People Affected by AIDS – 80WSE

Musιe d'Art Moderne

Rosalind Solomon

Joshua Sanchez

Jonathan Caouette

Women’s AIDS Video Enterprise