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Author Topic: Tom Hanks Reflects on 25th Anniversary of AIDS Film “Philadelphia” [VIDEO]  (Read 86 times)

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The full documentary will be posted Thursday, November 15, on RED.org/cocacola.

Tom Hanks Reflects on 25th Anniversary of AIDS Film “Philadelphia” [VIDEO]
In the short film “The Last Mile,” the cast looks at the progress we’ve made against the epidemic—and the efforts that continue.

November 6, 2018 • By Trenton

In December 1993, Tom Hanks, Mary Steenburgen and Denzel Washington starred in Philadelphia, the first mainstream movie to address the AIDS epidemic. At the time, fear of the virus—and people living with it—was rampant, and effective treatment didn’t exist. Fast-forward 25 years: Much progress has been made, but much work remains.

That’s the subject of the new documentary film The Last Mile, in which Philadelphia’s three stars and screenwriter Ron Nyswaner reflect on the early years of the public health crisis and highlight some of the efforts taking place right now to meet today’s challenges.

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