Last Men Standing follows the lives and experiences of eight long-term AIDS survivors. Survivors are still affected by the trauma of not only their diagnosis but also the loss of community and way of life. Nobody knew they would grow old with AIDS. Many abandoned careers and went on long-term disability to wait out their death sentence, and now they face an uncertain economic future. As they age, and as the Castro neighborhood changes, long-term survivors are also creating new ways to connect, and to find meaning and community. This meditative documentary, draws attention to the emotional and inspiring history of the city’s gay community in the post-AIDS era.
The film, by Chronicle staff visual journalists Erin Brethauer and Tim Hussin, was created over the course of 10 months and was released in conjunction with a special 20-page newspaper section featuring a story by Erin Allday and an accompanying online package of stories, videos and interactive graphics.
This event is free to the public, however space is limited and will be on a first come, first served basis. This event is brought to the community in partnership with SIGLFF and with support from donors.
The Guild Theater: 2828 35th Street Doors open: 6:45 Showtime: 7:30