Award-winning Filmmaker Jeffrey Schwarz latest feature film is about to have its World Premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival tomorrow February 11th. Jeffrey talked with our Gadi Elkon about COMMITMENT TO LIFE and so much more!
In the early 1980s, a young doctor at UCLA reports a strange immune disorder among gay men — the world’s first warning sign of the epidemic to come. In the decades that followed, Los Angeles would play a critical role in the battle against HIV/AIDS as people with AIDS, doctors, movie stars, studio moguls and activists came together to change the path of the epidemic and how the world saw it.“Commitment to Life”documents this incredible drama— Rock Hudson and Easy-E, Elizabeth Taylor and David Geffen, the Red Ribbon and “Philadelphia,”ACT UPandAIDS Project Los Angeles— through the stories of those who lived through it. Using first-person interviews, rare archival and activist footage, and scenes from star-studded Hollywood fundraisers,“Commitment to Life” resurrects one of the epidemic’s most compelling histories — in order that we never repeat it.
Jeffrey and Gadi talked about finding new footage, the personal connection to such a story and so much more.
Here is our Interview with Filmmaker Jeffrey Schwarz:
Commitment To Life has its world premiere this Saturday February 11th at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
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