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Filming H.I.(SHE) In a new doc, filmmaker Cassandra Roberts explores the lives of women living with HIV by Hank Trout Cassandra Roberts, an Australian and British documentary...

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Adam B. Shapiro: Advocate

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Doc 5B: VOD August 27

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Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City Developed by Lauren Morelli Netflix Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Just when you thought his last book had finally closed the chapter,...

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