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Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt
Directed by Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein
An Olympic athlete; a gay activist; a boy with hemophilia; a recovering heroin addict; a closeted Navy commander: five very diverse lives that shared a common fate. Their lives — along with thousands of others — are woven together in a giant memorial patchwork quilt that is solemnly unfolded in the U.S. Capitol to protest the government’s refusal to respond to a growing epidemic. Common Threads tells the powerful story of the first decade of the AIDS epidemic in the United States. Not rated. 79 minutes.
Screened in conjunction with Man-Made: Contemporary Male Quilters.