We Were Here: Sundance Review
Sundance Film Festival, U.S. documentary competition
Ed Wolf, Paul Boneberg, Daniel Goldstein, Guy Clark, Eileen Glutzer
Competing in the U.S. documentary section, director David Weissman brings a rewardingly fresh and personal perspective to the subject.
PARK CITY — By now many documentaries and even a few dramatic features have explored the AIDS epidemic of the 80s and 90s. But We Were Here, competing in the U.S. documentary section at Sundance, brings a rewardingly fresh and personal perspective to the subject. Director David Weissman looks at the impact of the epidemic on the gay community in San Francisco, and instead of dwelling on the thousands of deaths, he focuses on five people who survived and share their reminiscences of the plague years. The film will find appreciative audiences on television and maybe even in some limited theatrical runs.