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SPECIAL SCREENING

THE BATTLE OF AMFAR

Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman
SHORTS DOCUMENTARY 40 Minutes New York Premiere
FILM GUIDE THE BATTLE OF AMFAR
In the darkest days of the AIDS pandemic, two women from very different walks of life unite to take a stand. Two-time Academy Award®-winner Rob Epstein and his longtime collaborator Jeffrey Friedman, the creative forces behind The Celluloid Closet, tell the story of the extraordinary moment when Dr. Mathilde Krim and Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor launched the country’s first AIDS research foundation. The fight against HIV/AIDS would never be the same. An HBO Documentary Films release.

After the Screening: Stay for a conversation with special guests Dr. Mathilde Krim, global health consultant and activist Regan Hofmann and amfAR CEO Kevin Robert Frost to discuss the new strides medicine has taken in AIDS research development. Moderated by amfAR chairman Kenneth Cole.
Documentary
About the Director(s)
ROB EPSTEIN and JEFFREY FRIEDMAN have cumulatively received two Academy Awards®, multiple Emmy Awards, three Peabody Awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship and career retrospectives in London, Taipei and at Camerimage in Poland. Their most recent film, Lovelace, starring Amanda Seyfried and Peter Sarsgaard, premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and was picked up by Radius-TWC.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Special Screening
  • Year:
    2013
  • Length:
    40 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    New York
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Composer:
    Jeff Beal
  • Editor:
    Michael Palmieri
  • Cinematographer:
    Buddy Squires, Jon Shenk
  • Producer:
    Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, Sharon Wood
  • Screenwriter:
    Sharon Wood
  • Associate Producer:
    Taylor Krauss, Ian McClellan, Noah Stahl
  • Director:
    Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
  • Executive Producer:
    Kenneth Cole

Contacts
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    Sharon Wood
    Telling Pictures
    San Francisco, 94107
    Phone: 415 864 6714
    sw@tellingpictures.com
  • US Sales Contact
    Sharon Wood
    Telling Pictures
    San Francisco, 94107
    Phone: 415 864 6714
    sw@tellingpictures.com
  • Print Source
    Sharon Wood
    Telling Pictures
    San Francisco, 94107
    Phone: 415 864 6714
    sw@tellingpictures.com
  • Press Contact
    Sharon Wood
    Telling Pictures
    San Francisco, 94107
    Phone: 415 864 6714
    sw@tellingpictures.com

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