Screening: Day With(out) Art, ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS

  • Edlis Neeson Theater
    First Floor, Accesible via the Griffin Entrance on Pearson Street
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
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ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS for Visual AIDS’ Day With(out) Art 2018. Logo design: Nelson Santos.

About the program

The MCA presents a marquee screening of the 29th annual Day With(out) Art compilation by Visual AIDS. ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS highlights the impact of art in HIV/AIDS activism and advocacy today by commissioning compelling short videos from six inspiring community organizations and collectives—ACT UP NY, Positive Women’s Network, Sero Project, The SPOT, Tacoma Action Collective, and VOCAL NY. The program represents a wide range of organizational strategies, from direct action to grassroots service providers to nation-wide movement building, while considering the role of creative practices in activist responses to the ongoing AIDS crisis.

A panel conversation with local activist organizations led by Visual AIDS program director Alex Fialho follows the screening.

MCA Screenings feature experimental works of contemporary cinema and are organized by Assistant Curator of Public Programs Christy LeMaster.