The Last One
November 4, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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155 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
In conjunction with their current exhibition Beyond The Bed Covers, A.I.R. Gallery will screen The Last One (2014), a documentary tracing the history and growth of The AIDS Memorial Quilt.
In the eighties and nineties, as AIDS ravaged the United States gay community, the AIDS Memorial Quilt was born out of a public battle for treatment and understanding. The Last One is a feature-length documentary tracing its history as an international art project and the role it continues to play as a response to a disease that still imperils vulnerable communities around the world. Through the intensely personal stories of its founders, volunteers, and panelmakers, The Last One examines how stigma and discrimination exacerbated and still fuel a disease that has already claimed the lives of 30 million people and currently infects 34 million men, women and children around the globe–including 50,000 new infections a year in the US alone.