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Absolutely Positive

PBS Premiere: June 18, 1991

Synopsis

The nice thing about having a serious disease is that it's okay to say anything you want, and people put up with it. The narrator/filmmaker is Peter Adair (Word is Out) and the disease is the HIV virus. Adair has asked 11 people — women and men, gay and straight, from all walks of life — to share their stories. Alternately irreverent, candid and soulful, this stirring film is not about being sick; it is about being true to the emotional complexity of being mortal.

 

TAGS: aids, health, hiv, illness

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Film Information

Absolutely Positive

Premiere Date: June 18, 1991

Filmmaker: Peter Adair

Filmmaker

Peter Adair
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Critical Acclaim

Timely, trenchant, intelligent... frequently moving and occasionally even funny. These stories are deeply felt, direct and compelling, and so is this film.”

—David Armstrong,
San Francisco Examiner

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