Special World AIDS Day screening to benefit Let’s Kick ASS PDX.
Fearing it would compromise his career, lawyer Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks) hides his homosexuality and HIV status at a powerful Philadelphia law firm. But his secret is exposed when a colleague spots the illness’s telltale lesions. Fired shortly afterwards, Beckett resolves to sue for discrimination. Tickets and more info here.
The David Dance screens in Portland Dec 9 & 10 at Clinton Street Theater! More info here.
Away from the microphone, David is soft spoken, shy and unsure of himself. However, as his on-air alias, “Danger Dave” – host of the local radio show “Gay Talk” in Buffalo, New York – he’s poised, witty and every listener’s best friend. His sister, Kate, is a thrice divorced banker with a yen for classical music and cats. Though successful, the siblings suffer from a secret, yet vast sense of inadequacy. Kate decides to adopt an orphan in Brazil and asks David to be a father figure. Meanwhile, David grapples with his self-doubts while gawkily romancing his co-worker. Past and present intertwine in this bittersweet winter’s tale of a man learning to love and accept himself.
The Portland Metro Chapter of Let’s Kick ASS (AIDS Survivor Syndrome); a national grassroots movement of HIV/AIDS long-term survivors, both positive and negative, men and women, honoring the unique and profound experience of living through the AIDS epidemic. LKA is visible through member organized activities, events, advocacy and activism. The group works to grow the movement through membership and supportive partnerships.es, the news media and other institutions. Get more info and if you’re in PDX, consider joining!