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HBO Films presents Academy Award® nominee Queen Latifah (Chicago) in a heartbreaking story of one woman's journey to the brink of self-destruction and despair, and her inspirational fight to gain back her dignity and her family. Ana is an HIV-positive former drug addict from Brooklyn, desperately struggling with her past and passionately trying to make things right with her involvement in an AIDS outreach group, Life Support. Inspired by a true story, Life Support is a touching, poignant tale of loving, losing and letting go.]]>
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Based on the true story of a mother who as a crack cocaine addict became infected by her boyfriend's indiscriminate use of a shared needle and with the discovery of her sero-positive status turned her life around to become a powerful positive role model and AIDS activist in the black community. Ana Willis (Queen Latifah in a sterling performance) is married to Slick (Wendell Pierce), both of whom are HIV positive and both work, living with their young daughter Kim (Ravelle Parker) and trying to cope with their estranged daughter Kelly (Rachel Nicks, a true find of a young artist!) who elects to live with her grandmother, Ana's beleagured mother (Anna Deavere Smith, once again proving she is one of the premiere actors of the day). Kelly and Ana are at odds and their strained relationship is one of the evidences of the cruelties of the aftermath of ex-addicts manner of going straight. Kelly's closest friend is Omari (Evan Ross, gifted actor son of Diana Ross!) who is gay and is very ill with AIDS.Read more ›
This is a real life story based on director Nelson George's sister Andrea Williams who is HIV positive.Read more ›
This was an all around great film and I don't regret buying it.
Initially, I wanted to see if the characters and the information about HIV and AIDS was as close to accurate as I needed them to be, but I became absorbed in the characters and their individual stories, which is the way this disease happens. One person at a time.
There may be an epidemic among certain races and ages, but getting down to it, is the fact that each person affected, and there are numbers that statistics do not cover, including scads of children, parents, friends and relatives who do not HAVE the virus, but are affected by it's devastation for the rest of their lives, after losing someone they love so dearly.
I appreciate this movie and would recommend it to anyone. Not just a family who is affected by AIDS but to those who for the moment, have not been touched by it.
The circle of those affected draws tighter and tighter. We cannot allow ourselves to be silent due to the fact that it has not come knocking on our doors yet. If it has not, I am pretty sure that in one way or another, just like drugs, we all get affected by this killer of dreams and usurper of hope.
Zenobia L Silas-Carson
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Love this movie with the queen. It shows how compassionate and loving people can be in the worst of times and struggles. Also loved the song by Jamie Foxx.Published 5 months ago by Ladygrace48
Wonderful movie I can relate 2. I admire realism. You can tell these parts the actors played were from the heartPublished 5 months ago by V. Young