Let the Record Show

1 Dec 2015 – 3 Dec 2015

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The film will premiere for three nights at the Leslie-Lohman Museum, followed by talk backs with the director, producer and panels of artists and activists from the film.


Panel Guests:
December 1
Patrick O'Connell
Avram Finkelstein
Marc Happel
Philip Yenawine
Allen Frame

December 2
John Kelly
Harvey Weiss
Penny Arcade

December 3
Hunter Reynolds
Stephanie Kaye

What started as a singular conversation with Patrick O'Connell, Founder of Visual AIDS, about bringing the red ribbon to the world, grew into a symphony of New York City artist voices sharing their passion, compassion, pain, and strength in the face of AIDS. For the first time they collectively impart their journey into why we act and why we love. This is the story of how they responded.

Demetrea Dewald and Rebekah Dewald are a mother-daughter film making team. Their unique vision has created a powerful story of love, loss, burnout and resistance. They explore artwork that challenged the status quo, changed patient’s rights, worked to end gender discrimination, and blurred the lines between private and public, transforming an entire culture with it. What emerges is a call to action as relevant now as it ever was.
Let The Record Show questions the future of LGBT and AIDS activism. There have been more US casualties to AIDS than WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq combined.

Are we prepared to continue losing the battle against AIDS? Are we ready to address homophobia and the AIDS stigma in an honest, public dialogue? Can we envision a day without AIDS, and what are we willing to do to make it a reality?

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Exhibiting artists

Rebekah Dewald

Demetrea Dewald


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