Critical Writing Index

Home Video Returns

by Alexandra Juhasz and Ted Kerr

Cineaste, 2014, v. 39, no. 3

Cineaste Publishers, 2014

This conversation between video artist and activist Alexandra Juhasz and Visual AIDS Program Manager Ted Kerr explores the dichotomy between mainstream filmic representations of HIV/AIDS and alternative AIDS media. Accordingly, other binaries are set up and deconstructed throughout this dialogue, including those of film vs. video, fiction vs. documentary, narrative filmmaking vs. experimental mediamaking, the movie theatre vs. the art gallery, speaking for the community vs. self-representation, and historical retrospective of the AIDS crisis vs. activist intervention throughout time, from the 1980s to presently.

ITEM 2014.033 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Dallas Buyers ClubJean-Marc

How to Survive a PlagueVallée

PhilomenaDavid France

Like a PrayerStephen Frears

Keep Your Laws Off My BodyDIVA TV

Rock Hudson’s Home MoviesCatherine Saalfield and

PhiladelphiaZoe Leonard

Silverlake LifeMark Rappaport

Video RemainsJonathan Demme

Sex PositivePeter Friedman and

Heart Break OpensTom Joslin

LiberaceónAlexandra Juhasz

Sex in an EpidemicDaryl Wein

We Were HereWilliam Maria Rain

When Did you Figure Out You had AIDSChris Vargas

United on AngerJean Carlomusto

UntitledDavid Weissman

Bumming CigarettesVincent Chevalier

He SaidJim Hubbard

Your Nostalgia is Killing MeJim Hodges, Carlos Marques da Cruz, and Encke King

Boys Don't Cry

MonsterTiona McClodden

PoisonIrwin Swirnoff

Voices from the FrontVincent Chevalier with Ian Bradley-Perrin

Mississippi BurningKimberly Peirce

The Watermelon WomanPatty Jenkins

Behind the CandelabraTodd Haynes

Last AddressSandra Elgear, Robyn Hutt, and

AIDS in New York: The First 5 YearsDavid Meieran

Why We Fight: Remembering AIDS ActivismAlan Parker

Gran FuryCheryl Dunye

General IdeaSteven Soderbergh

Portraits in the Time of AIDS, 1988Ira Sachs

FourNew York Historical Society

TarnationNew York Public Library

We Care: A Video for Care Providers of People Affected by AIDS80WSE

Musée d'Art Moderne

Rosalind Solomon

Joshua Sanchez

Jonathan Caouette

Women’s AIDS Video Enterprise