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Absolutely Positive

PBS Premiere: June 18, 1991


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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Absolutely Positive

Premiere Date: June 18, 1991

Filmmaker: Peter Adair


Peter Adair
Peter Adair

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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