This archive includes 187 interviews with members of ACT UP New York.
AIDS Diva: The Legend of Connie Norman
Now playing film festivals, Dante Alencastre’s documentary spotlights this transgender activist and spokesperson for ACT UP Los Angeles.
the AIDS activist project
Bill Bytsura’s stunning collection of 60 black-and-white portraits of activists from various cities includes statements from each. For our interview with Bytsura, see “Portrait of an Activist.”
This 2017 French film by Robin Campillo offers a based-on-real-life tale of AIDS activism in 1992 Paris. For our interview with Campillo, see “Hit That Perfect Beat.”
The 2012 documentary and 2016 book by journalist David France follow activists’ push for the development of effective HIV treatment. Watch a POZ on Location interview with France.
Sarah Schulman’s 2021 book reassesses the common narratives around this famed coalition. She talks with POZ about the book in “For the Record.”
A memoir by current POZ cover boy Peter Staley. Read an excerpt titled “Searching for ACT UP.”
The iconic, irascible cofounder of ACT UP is the subject of Jean Carlomusto’s 2015 HBO documentary. Read our interview
with Carlomusto titled “Behind the Lens.”
Jim Hubbard’s 2012 documentary explores the early days of AIDS activism. Read more about Hubbard in POZ blog post by Visual AIDS titled “Interview With Filmmaker Jim Hubbard.”
For related news from the March 2022 issue of POZ, see “Memory = History = Knowledge = Power,” about ACT UP Los Angeles members launching an oral history project.