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World AIDS Day Benefit: Eric Rhein's "Leaves" + "A Closer Walk"

Posted Nov 09 2005 12:00am

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Upcoming events presented by The Film Society at Lincoln Center

Leaves
An art exhibition by Eric Rhein

Leaves pays tribute to people the artist has known who died of complications from AIDS
December 1, 2005 to January 3, 2006
Artists Reception: December 3, 2005 from 4-6 PM 

Frieda & Roy Furman Gallery

the Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center
165 West 65th Street--Plaza Level
(above Alice Tully Hall, btw Broadway and Amsterdam Ave)
Subway: 1 to 66th St—Lincoln Center 

Leaves is derived from Rhein's ongoing "Leaf Project" which pays tribute to people the artist has known who died of complications from AIDS. The "Leaf Project" has not been shown in NY since 1998 and has been substantially expanded by the artist since its last showing. The project which began with tributes to 80 individuals now numbers some 170, mirroring the ongoing AIDS struggle. Since itís conception in 1996, "The Leaf Project" has continually evolved into various presentations in both public and private institutions, as a means of promoting HIV and AIDS awareness through artistic form. [Read on...]

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December 1st,  World AIDS Day
A special benefit reception and screening of the documentary:

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A Closer Walk
A Film About AIDS in The World
Narrated by Glenn Close and Will Smith
Benefiting: TASO, The AIDS Service Organization
Providing HIV/AIDS services in Uganda


Benefit Reception and Film Screening: December 1, 2005 at 7 PM

Tickets are $75* / Available by mail only.
*$65 of the ticket price is tax deductible

Send checks to:
The Film Society of Lincoln Center
A Closer Walk Screening
70 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York City 10023

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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 more information.

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