amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Film Premiere: The Other City Spotlights AIDS in D.C.

 

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April 15, 2010— Washington, D.C., has the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rate of any city in the U.S.—higher than that of some African countries. Fueled by poverty, addiction, stigma, and discrimination, the epidemic has cast a harsh light on Washington’s disparities: the city is home to some of the nation’s most powerful people as well as many of its poorest.

The personal stories of those living with HIV in the capital are brought to life in a new film, The Other City, which will have its world premiere on April 26 at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion co-presented by amfAR and the film festival, which will feature a panel of distinguished speakers, including U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, M.D., and amfAR Chairman Kenneth Cole.

The Other City spotlights powerful personal stories of individuals representing groups affected by HIV/AIDS, and features commentary by journalists, lawmakers, public health officials, and AIDS experts, including amfAR CEO Kevin Robert Frost.

The film will premiere in Washington, D.C., in June, and in Los Angeles later this summer, and will be presented at the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna in July. Additional New York screening dates are listed below.

Monday, April 26, 4:30 p.m. (followed by panel co-presented with amfAR)
SVA Theater 
333 West 23rd Street

Tuesday, April 27, 3:00 p.m.
Clearview Chelsea Cinema 
260 West 23rd Street

Thursday, April 29, 6:30 p.m.
Village East Cinema 6  
181-189 2nd Avenue

Saturday, May 1, 11:45 a.m.
Village East Cinema 2  
181-189 2nd Avenue

For tickets, please visit www.tribecafilm.com. To learn more about the film, visit www.theothercity.com.