Fast Trip, Long Drop

1993 | 00:54:04 | United States | English | Color | Stereo

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: AIDS/HIV, Death and Dying, Home DVD, LGBTQ

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In the spring of 1988, video-maker/activist Gregg Bordowitz tested HIV-antibody positive. He then quit drinking and taking drugs and came out to his parents as a gay man. This imaginative autobiographical documentary began as an inquiry into these events and the cultural climate surrounding them. While writing the film, a close friend was diagnosed with breast cancer and his grandparents were killed in a car accident. The cumulative impact of these events challenged his sense of identity, the way he understood his own diagnosis, and the relationships between Illness and history.

Exhibitions + Festivals


Internationale Kurtzfilmtage Oberhausen (Germany), 2007


The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s, February 11-June 3 2012