On Saturday, May 5th, 2007 at 8:00 pm at the Prince Music Theater (1412 Chestnut Street) ActionAIDS will be celebrating their 20th anniversary by screening the award winning film Philadelphia, (1993), starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington. No other film better encapsulates the misconceptions surrounding HIV/AIDS and those who contract it.
Fifteen years ago, the Arch Street office of ActionAIDS was a location for filming and the clients were used as extras in clinic scenes. By the time the film had a “Hollywood-type” premiere at the SamEric (The Boyd) Theatre, those featured in the film had died. AIDS treatment today has been somewhat successful in improving health and prolonging life, but there remains no cure. The fight to educate and erradicate continues…
Admission is free but tickets are needed: For tickets and reservations, please call Larry Slagle at 215 981-3346.