Backstage drama and superstar cameos: 25 fascinating facts about ‘And The Band Played On’
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Based on the international best-selling book of the same name by Randy Shilts, the 1993 HBO film And The Band Played On is an urgent, tense, and infuriating look at how one scientist, Dr. Don Francis, desperately tried to curb the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s and ’90s.
With powerful performances and direction by Roger Spottiswoode, And The Band Played On is a vital piece of queer cinema, showing the obstacles faced by activists and researchers as they tried to put a stop to the spread. Its story is just as affecting today, 30 years after its release.
Read on for 25 facts about And The Band Played On...