Film Screening: Lovesick

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Fowler - Lecture/Classroom - A103B - Lenart Auditorium

Through Positive Eyes Film Series

See below for additional information.

Admission

Free and open to the public.

Contact

Fowler Museum at UCLA
(310) 267-4007
fowlerprograms@arts.ucla.edu

Website

https://www.fowler.ucla.edu/events/screening-lovesick-2...

Additional Information

In 1986, Dr. Suniti Solomon discovered India’s first case of HIV. But without medicines, she could only console patients who “other doctors weren’t even willing to touch.” She quit her prestigious academic post in microbiology and founded YRG CARE, one of India’s first HIV/AIDS clinics. Back then, HIV was a death sentence. Today, thanks to affordable generic drugs, Dr. Solomon’s patients live longer, healthier lives – and, like all young Indians, face the pressure to marry. At 72, in the twilight of her career, Dr. Solomon finds herself in a new role: marriage matchmaker.

Lovesick interweaves Dr. Solomon’s unconventional personal and professional journeys with the lives of two patients: Karthik, a reticent bachelor, and Manu, a bubbly IT professional who, like many women in India, was infected by her first husband. As Karthik and Manu search for love, they learn how to survive under the shadow of HIV. Eight years in the making, Lovesick is a surprising portrait of modern love in the age of AIDS.

Through Positive Eyes Film Series 
Each month the Fowler presents documentaries and feature films that address the global health crisis created by HIV and AIDS. Programs feature talk backs and conversations cohosted by Los Angeles–based social services and community organizations following the screenings.

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