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And the Band Played On / AND THE BAND PLAYED ON
It Happened Yesterday

Account of the first five years (1980-85) of the AIDS outbreak in the USA mainly focusing on the scientific research carried out right from the beginning and describing medical ignorance vis-à-vis this mysterious and unknown virus and the indifference of a Reagan Administration that refused to fund the said research. Between the two extremes are the fear experienced by people, particularly in the gay community, in the face of an illness about which they then knew virtually nothing.
BIOGRAPHY
ROGER SPOTTISWOODE Ottawa (Canada), 1945. Film editor turned screenwriter, he made his directorial debut with Terror Train (1980), starring Ben Johnson and Jamie Lee Curtis. He has directed ten features and seven telefilms. His best known works are Under Fire (1983), Shoot to Kill (1988), Turner & Hooch (1989), Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992) and The 6th Day (2000). He is also a producer and story-line writer for other directors.
CAST & CREW
Director
Roger Spottiswoode
Screenplay
Arnold Schulman
Photography
Paul Elliott
Edition
Daniel Craven, Lois Freeman-Fox
Music
Carter Burwell
Cast
Matthew Modine, Alan Alda, Patrick Bauchau, Nathalie Baye
Running Time
141 m.
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