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Silverlake Life
POV Season 6
Feature Film | 06/15/1993

Winner of over 10 international awards including the Prix Italia and the Sundance Grand Jury Prize, Silverlake Life: The View From Here is an extraordinary video diary about living with AIDS. This landmark film documents, with guts and humor, the love and dedication of longtime companions Tom Joslin and Mark Massi. From the emotional challenge of living with a fatal illness to the frustration of maintaining daily routines, this is a powerful tale of love, commitment, mortality and the strength of the human spirit.

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Film Credits —

  • Tom Joslin
  • Peter Friedman