Past Special Events
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A History of Violence
The Film Society of Lincoln Center
presents a benefit screening of A Closer Walk
(Robert Bilheimer, U.S., 2003; 85m) to commemorate
World AIDS Day. A Closer Walk is the first
film to provide a definitive portrayal of humankind’s
confrontation with the global AIDS epidemic. Directed,
written and produced by Oscar nominee Robert Bilheimer,
and narrated by Glenn Close and Will Smith, the
film explores the intricate relationship between
health, dignity, and human rights while depicting
harsh realities of AIDS.
In A Closer
Walk, incisive interviews with individuals from
all walks of life, including the Dalai Lama, Kofi
Annan, and Bono, combine with stories, portraits
and vignettes of children, women, and men living
with AIDS, and those caring for them, on four continents.
The film celebrates human dignity, even as it bears
witness to immense human suffering. Moving, thought-provoking,
and ultimately inspiring, A
Closer Walk raises fundamental questions about
our responsibilities to one another, and tells us
that if we act with compassion and conviction — if
we walk the walk — then we can indeed put an end
to the worst plague the world has ever known.
Please go to www.acloserwalk.org for
All tickets are $75 (includes the
reception) — $65 of the ticket price is tax deductible
and will be donated to TASO (The AIDS Service Organization),
the largest indigenous non-governmental organization
providing HIV/AIDS services in Uganda. For more information
please go to www.tasouganda.org. TASO runs the orphanage
in Uganda that is depicted in the film.
in the Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery will take place
from 7pm to 8pm.
Leaves, an exhibition
of wire drawings by Eric Rhein, will be on view
in the Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery. Leaves
is derived from Rhein’s ongoing Leaf Project,
which pays tribute to people the artist has known
and who have died of complications from AIDS. Since
its conception in 1996, The Leaf Project has continually
evolved into various presentations as a means of
promoting HIV and AIDS awareness through artistic
form. The Leaf Project has not been shown in New
York since 1998. The artist can be reached at 212.995.8326
Visit his website at www.ericrhein.com.
for more information on the Furman gallery exhibit.