Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt

Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt
Jul 22, 2019  |  7:30PM - 10:00PM

30th Anniversary Celebration and Restoration World Premiere

In Person: directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman and producer Bill Couturié

DCP, Color, 81 minutes

Courtesy of Milestone Film & Video.

A tremendous, handmade monument to the lives lost to AIDS, the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt demonstrates that grief and activism together can manifest a powerful symbol of resilience. Winner of the 1989 Academy Award for Documentary Feature, this moving film explores the human stories obscured by statistics, examining the cross-section of identities affected by HIV/AIDS, as well as efforts to combat the stigma, misinformation and political obstruction that deepened the crisis.

Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt has been preserved by the Academy Film Archive, Milestone Film & Video and Outfest UCLA Legacy Project, a partnership between Outfest and UCLA Film & Television Archive. Preservation funded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Milestone Film & Video and Outfest.

Sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on view in the lobby for ticketholders before and after the screening. In addition, sections will be on view for free during the following times:
- Saturday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Sunday, July 21, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Directed by Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman. Produced by Bill Couturié, Epstein, Friedman. Screenplay by Epstein, Friedman, Cindy Ruskin.