We Were Here
We Were Here (2011)

We Were Here documents the coming of what was called the "Gay Plague" in the early 1980s. It illuminates the profound personal and community issues raised by the AIDS epidemic as well as the broad political and social upheavals it… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: May 15, 2012
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Melissa Anderson
L.A. Weekly

A simple, powerful act of bearing witness, We Were Here is a sober reminder of the not-too-distant past, when gays were focused not on honeymoon plans but on keeping people alive.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

"We Were Here" pays eloquent homage to men and women who deserve to be celebrated and remembered as heroes.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

We Were Here ultimately serves as a tribute -- not only to those who are no longer with us, but also to those who crossed the minefield and emerged as survivors, storytellers and heroes.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

[A] sober, devastating film about how we all - and some more than others - have to deal with the most unexpected horrors in our lives.

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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

The most gripping war movie you'll see this year, We Were Here tells first-hand the story of how AIDS attacked San Francisco, killing more than 15,000. Whole peer groups were happy, healthy, and then dead in months.

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S. James Wegg
JWR

...cinematographer Marsha Kahm has done a stellar job of zeroing in on the disparate visages whether revelling in the joy of a long-forgotten moment with a former partner or letting tears of 'Why not me?' come into unabashed focus.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

There's something profoundly inspirational about this portrait of a community coming together to battle prejudice and disease.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

It is both a testament to the fallen and a series of life lessons from five brave survivors, lessons about finding the best in ourselves in the worst of times.

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Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl

...simple yet very intense, and if you have any interest in gay history, you won't want to miss it.

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Christian C
An important and engaging documentary about the unimaginable horrors of the early years of AIDS. Although I had head some of this before from older friends, it… More
Walter M.
"We Were Here" is a simple, yet powerfully effective documentary history of the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco that creates a clear timeline of… More

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