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As Is

USA, English, 86 mins

  • Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
  • Writer: William M. Hoffman
  • Producer: Michael Brandman; Iris Merlis

CGiii Comment

One of the first films to deal with AIDS - released in the same year as Parting Glances.

As Is was originally a stage play (in the same year as The Normal Heart).

So, historically it can't be ignored.

It has more of a raw edge than PG...but, pulls away from the sentimentality of TNH - it is very verbose, very theatrical which some will disapprove of - but, the anger and the confusion remains intact.

It's a character study of perspectives - it may just skim the surface...but, no-one really knew what was going on then...

An important and, sadly, forgotten film.


Trailer...

The(ir) Blurb...

Story of a gay man who finds out he has aids and how people react.

Cast & Characters

Colleen Dewhurst as Hospice Worker;
Robert Carradine as Rich;
Jonathan Hadary as Saul;
Doug Annear as Chet;
Joanna Miles as Lily;
Alan Scarfe as Brother;
Julie Whitfield as Brother's Wife;
Samantha Langevin as Partner;
Reg Drager as Doctor #1;
Gerald Lenton as Doctor #2;
Tonya Lee Williams as TV Commentator;
Jeremy Ratchford as Pickup #1;
Chris Owens as Pickup #2;
Andrew Lewarne as Clone #1;
Tedd Dillon as Clone #2

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