it was originally made in 1987, in New York, the founding of Act-Up, now present in more than sixty countries, Larry Kramer, is no less a playwright and screenwriter for cinema important in the heart of the 70's. Activist, author, and playwright, american, himself infected with HIV, Larry Kramer died, Wednesday, may 27 in Manhattan, died of pneumonia, at the age of 84 years.
there are Many artists, politicians or anonymous since the announcement of his death, paid him tribute across the Atlantic. The singer Elton John to Ryan Murphy, passing by actor Mark Ruffalo (the Hulk from Marvel) they have all praised his energy and rage to live."one of The greatest disruptors of America"
Before being a militant hard, is a staunch advocate of the homosexual cause, and co-founder of Act-Up, the one that was portrayed by the essayist Susan Sontag as "one of the greatest disruptors of America" has been an author, script-writer of cinema, and playwright important in the heart of the attractions at the 70's.
Larry Kramer was born in 1935 in Bridgeport, Connecticut to a jewish family, the father a lawyer and mother a social worker for the Red Cross. After a childhood in Washington, he began his studies at the prestigious university of Yale. Often ridiculed for his homosexuality in the puritan America of the 1950s, Kramer depression and even a suicide attempt. It is his discovery of the theatre, who will save him.