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DOCUMENTARY SHORTS | 40 MIN | 2013

THE BATTLE OF AMFAR

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

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

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

International Sales Contact
Sharon Wood
Telling Pictures
San Francisco, 94107
Phone: 415 864 6714
sw@tellingpictures.com

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.

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