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Task Force Is Proud Outfest Collaborator on ‘Pills Profits Protest: Voices of Global AIDS Activists’ Screening

Date: 
July 05, 2004

Co-collaborates with Black AIDS Institute

MEDIA CONTACT:
Roberta Sklar, Director of Communications
media@theTaskForce.org
646.358.1465

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is proud to collaborate with Outfest 2004, the 22nd Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, on the screening of "Pills Profits Protest: Voices of Global AIDS Activists" showing Saturday July 10 at 12:15pm at the Directors Guild of America.

"Building on historic achievements of the 1980s and 1990s, contemporary AIDS activists are courageously expanding the discourse, forcing an acknowledgement that AIDS is a global crisis. In a sweeping feat of storytelling, this rousing documentary shows the international coordination of grassroots activists in the streets, mobilizing governments to address the AIDS pandemic. Tracing intenational dynamics like lightning bolts, the film illustrates the effects of movements in India on victories as far away as Brazil, South Africa and other parts of the developing world. This upbeat, fascinating portrait shows the changing face of AIDS politics and activism worldwide."

Tickets: 213-480-7065 or http://www.outfest.org

Note: The festival Box Office at the Directors Guild of America accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, cash and checks. All other venues accept cash only.

Same Day Tickets Available in person at the venue box office where the screening is being held. Tickets go on sale one hour prior to the venues first screening of the day.

Stand-By Tickets Remember, nothing is sold out until the program starts and every seat is filled. Sometimes our advance tickets run out. In that case, you can "stand by" the program by showing up to the venue early on the day of show. Stand By tickets will be offered at each venue box office as soon as the number of unoccupied seats has been determined. Stand-by tickets will be sold, pending availability, 15 minutes prior to screening start time. Cash or vouchers only.

Student and Senior Rush Tickets $5 tickets, pending availability, will be sold to full-time students (with ID) and seniors (65 years and older with ID) 15 minutes prior to screening start time after stand-by tickets have been sold.

Note: The festival Box Office at the Directors Guild of America accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, cash and checks. All other venues accept cash only.

Tickets: 213-480-7065 or www.outfest.org

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The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the political power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community from the ground up. We do this by training activists, organizing broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and by building the organizational capacity of our movement. Our Policy Institute, the movement’s premier think tank, provides research and policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality and to counter right-wing lies. As part of a broader social justice movement, we work to create a nation that respects the diversity of human expression and identity and creates opportunity for all. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., we also have offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis and Cambridge.