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The AIDS show : Artists Involved with Death and Survival  Cover Image DVD DVD

The AIDS show : Artists Involved with Death and Survival / produced and directed by Peter Adair & Rob Epstein.

Adair, Peter, (film director.). Epstein, Robert P., 1955- (film director.). Milestone (Firm), (publisher.).

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (59 min.) ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Spokane, WA : Milestone, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from sell sheet.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1986.
Bonus features: The Shanti project: Performance of the A.I.D.S. show; Leland Moss audition and interview; Trailer.
Summary, etc.:
One of the most important documents of the AIDS epidemic was filmed in 1986 in the very early years of the crisis. The AIDS (Artists Involved with Death and Survival) Show deals with the impact of the epidemic on the community most affected by the disease -- gay men. This unique work, one of the first films to deal with the subject of AIDS, was based on San Francisco's long-running Theatre Rhinoceros stage production of the same name. It speaks to everyone who has ever thought about AIDS or any terminal disease. Excerpts from the play have been combined with interviews with the show's creators and performers, along with a personal narration by the filmmakers -- Peter Adair & Rob Epstein -- to produce a powerful hybrid of documentary and drama. Preserved by Metropolis Post from the best materials, courtesy of Rob Epstein and Telling Pictures.
System Details Note:
Language Note:
English dialogue; English subtitles.
Subject: AIDS (Disease) > Psychological aspects.
Theatre Rhinoceros (San Francisco, Calif.)
AIDS (Disease)
Theatre Rhinoceros (San Francisco, Calif.)
AIDS (Disease)
AIDS (Disease) > Psychological aspects.
Gay activism.
Genre: LGBTQ+ films.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Nonfiction films.
Documentary films.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Upper Skagit Library 362.196 AID 1014985 New DVD Available -

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