We Were Here (film)
|We Were Here|
|Produced by||David Weissman|
|Music by||Holcombe Waller|
|Edited by||Bill Weber - editor/ co-director|
|September 2011 (US)|
We Were Here is a 2011 documentary film about the HIV/AIDS crisis in San Francisco. The film, produced and directed by David Weissman with editor and co-director Bill Weber, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2011, with its international festival premiere following at the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2011. The theatrical premiere took place at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco on February 25, 2011.
The film focuses on 5 different interviews of people that had a protagonist role during the epidemic. These people are, in order of appearance:
- Ed Wolf, a counselor to many gay men
- Paul Boneberg, a political activist
- Daniel Goldstein, an HIV+ artist who lost 2 partners to AIDS
- Guy Clark, a black dancer who ran a corner flower stand near the Castro, supplying flowers to many funerals
- Eileen Glutzer, a nurse who helped administer clinical trials for antiretroviral drugs
|Detroit Film Critics Society||Best Documentary||Nominated|||
|Dorian Awards||Documentary of the Year||Won|||
|LGBT-Themed Documentary of the Year||Won|||
|GLAAD Media Awards||Outstanding Documentary||Nominated|||
|Independent Spirit Awards||Best Documentary Feature||Nominated|||
|Mumbai Queer Film Festival||Best Documentary Feature, Jury award||Won|||
|Miami International Film Festival||Knight Dox Competition, Grand Jury Prize||Nominated|||
|Newport Beach Film Festival||Best Feature Documentary Film, Jury Award||Honorable mention|||
|Sundance Film Festival||Documentary, Grand Jury Prize||Nominated|||
- Official website
- Stephen Farber (January 27, 2011). "We Were Here: Sundance Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
- "Detroit Film Critics Society announces awards nominees; Take Shelter leads with six nods". Mlive. December 12, 2011. Retrieved April 17, 2014.
- Awards for We Were Here on IMDb
- "23rd Annual GLAAD Media Award Nominees". GLAAD. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
- "Take Shelter, The Artist top contenders for Spirit Awards". Los Angeles Times. November 29, 2011. Retrieved August 26, 2012.
- "2011 Awards". Newport Beach Film Festival. Archived from the original on January 14, 2012. Retrieved November 29, 2015.