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AIDS DIVA: THE LEGEND OF CONNIE NORMAN

Saturday April 24th 2021, 12:01 am - Wednesday, April 28th @ 11:59 pm

Virtual Festival

Runtime: 61 mins

Language: English

Director: Dante Alencastre

Country: USA, 2021

Genre: Documentary, Historical, Trans

INCLUDES the short film IN THE IMAGE OF GOD
Director: Bianca Rondolino; 15 mins


FLORIDA PREMIERE

The number and range of people involved in the struggle for AIDS victims is larger and wider than we can possibly know. It’s proven once again by this intriguing portrait of Connie Norman, a local LA activist who worked tirelessly to make a difference. Director Dante Alencastre deftly handles this portrait of a political figure whose HIV diagnosis spurred her eloquent rage against complacency, hatred and denial as the AIDS virus ravaged the queer community. Yet Norman is also shown as a nuanced early spokesperson for trans rights, raising her head high above the parapet and creating an unbreakable bridge between sexuality and gender that we are still crossing today.

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