Skip to Main Content

Documentary, dir. by Jean Carlomusto
US, 2015, 82 mins

Pioneering activist, author and playwright Larry Kramer is a political firebrand who gave voice to the outrage and grief that inspired a generation of gay men and lesbians to fight for their lives. He co-founded Gay Men’s Health Crisis and ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), making AIDS a national issue and forever changing public health policy. Selected for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, the film paints a vivid picture of a divisive man and includes present-day interviews of Kramer reminiscing about his life and career success, and footage from the award-winning theatrical and HBO Films productions of The Normal Heart.

To return to the full list of films, go here.

LitFilm: A BPL Film Festival about Writers is made possible with support from HBO and

close navigation 
Only 50% of Brooklyn households have responded to the 2020 Census. Have you?
Take the Census