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We Care Red Ribbon Campaign

November 1st - December 1st 2010
November 2010 has been officially proclaimed Red Ribbon Month throughout the City of Vancouver by Mayor Gregor Robertson.
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The We Care Red Ribbon Campaign Week 2 Event

AIDS Vancouver in partnership with Pacific Cinematheque
presents: Parting Glances

Parting Glances
November 12 th , 2010
Doors 6pm. Coffee and Cake provided.
Movie 7pm

1131 HOWE ST, Vancouver
This is an 18+ event.

Tickets : $10.50 Adult with Pacific Cinematheque membership.
13.50 Adult without Pacific Cinematheque membership / $9.00 Students & Seniors. 

50% of each ticket sold will be going to AIDS Vancouver.

AIDS Vancouver Board Member, Bradford McIntyre, a long term survivor living with HIV since 1984, will discuss the film Parting Glances and share his own experience living with HIV.

Description : The We Care Red Ribbon Campaign is proud to present a restored print of Parting Glances: A brilliant story and one of Steve Buscemi's first films. Directed and Written by Bill Sherwood who died of AIDS just after the film was made.

Movie Synopsis : The romantic comedy-drama went positively gay - and gay-positive - in writer-director Bill Sherwood's 1986 indie feature Parting Glances , a landmark of gay cinema and one of the first American films to address the AIDS epidemic. Steve Buscemi, in his first major role, is Nick, a sardonic rock singer dying of AIDS. Nick is the best friend and former lover of Michael (Richard Ganoung); Michael is steeling himself for the imminent departure of current partner Robert (John Bolger), who's leaving for a two-year stint overseas. Set in an affluent New York City milieu, Sherwood's quirky, charming and tender movie unfolds over a 24-hour period as Michael and Robert cope with their separation anxiety, and with Nick's illness, and prepare for Robert's going-away bash. The film appeared at a time when representations of gays in mainstream cinema tended towards the overwrought and tortured - and when the Reagan administration appeared utterly indifferent to the AIDS crisis. Tragically, Parting Glances would be Sherwood's only feature; he himself would die of AIDS in 1990. "Sherwood brings a notable grace and droll humour to his story . . . A film of subtle and elegant musicality" ( Time Out ). "Buscemi has a powerfully anarchic presence . . . He makes a memorable impression" (Janet Maslin, New York Times ). Colour, 35mm. 90 mins.


Fleur Cooper
Development and Communications Manager
AIDS Vancouver
1107 Seymour St
Vancouver, BC, V6B 5S8
604 696 4657

About AIDS Vancouver

The first AIDS service organization in Canada. AIDS Vancouver was founded in 1983 as the first AIDS service organization in Canada. The agency was formed in response to an emerging disease that was starting to infect and affect local communities in Vancouver, specifically gay men. From our beginning, AIDS Vancouver evolved with the progression of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This evolution has made our service delivery and program development relevant and innovative today.

While setting standards for excellence in program and service delivery, we work with policy makers to address complex legal, ethical and socioeconomic issues. The principles of Health Promotion, Harm Reduction, Community Based Research, Community Development and Volunteerism guide and direct us.

Mission and Mandate of AIDS Vancouver

For the past 25 years, AIDS Vancouver has been at the forefront of community response to the epidemic here in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Over 25 paid staff and 200 volunteers strive to provide a comprehensive and integrated range of health promotion, education, and support services.

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