MPI Home Video has officially announced and detailed its upcoming Blu-ray release of the award winning documentary How to Survive a Plague. The film was directed by David France and features interviews with Larry Kramer, Iris Long, and Bob Rafsky. How to Survive a Plague will be available for purchase online and in stores across the nation on June 11th.
Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary and featured on over 15 top-ten lists, How to Survive a Plague is the story of the brave young men and women who successfully reversed the tide of an epidemic, demanded the attention of a fearful nation, and stopped AIDS from becoming a death sentence. This improbable group of activists bucked oppression and infiltrated government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry, helping to identify promising new medication and treatments and move them through trials and into drugstores in record time. In the process, they saved their own lives and ended the darkest days of a veritable plague, while virtually emptying AIDS wards in American hospitals. Theirs is a classic tale of activism that has since inspired movements for change in everything from breast cancer research to Occupy Wall Street.
How to Survive a Plague was released in September of 2012 and grossed over $132,000 at the box office in an extremely limited release.
The Blu-ray will include several special features, including: an audio commentary; deleted scenes; and the original trailer.
Theatrical Trailer for How to Survive a Plague courtesy of VISO Trailers