See the press release for the showing of Positive Hell at Portobello Film Festival (note that the film may be shown earlier than 9 PM).
Nicole Zwiren’s Behind the Fear is also going to be screened, in Los Angeles, California on October 9. See details and order tickets here.
As part of this year’s London Independent Film Festival, two films by Andi Reiss will be screening at Shortwave Cinema in Bermondsey Square, one of which is Positive Hell co-produced with Joan Shenton.
The event will take place at 9PM on Sunday 17th April (the nearest tube station is London Bridge).
The ticket purchasing link (first one above) will shortly be active.
The Kindle version of the 16th Anniversary Edition of Positively False is on sale from today – search your local Amazon site. The paperback version is, unfortunately, not available in some territories (e.g. Canada), so you will have to use the next nearest site.
The launch event for the book and the UK premiere of Positive Hell is tomorrow (5 Feb) at London’s Frontline Club (13 Norfolk Place, London W2 1QJ). [Google Street View] It is a short walk from Paddington rail/tube station, and opposite the main arch entrance of St. Mary’s Hospital (there may be a bus strike on this day, otherwise the bus stops for St. Mary’s Hospital land you almost directly at the venue).
There is still time to register for the event by contacting Joan Shenton via the contact button on this site.
The schedule for the evening is:
6:30pm: Drinks and canapés
7:00pm: Screening of Positive Hell (30 mins)
7:30pm: Panel discussion and book signing (although previously announced, DVD copies of Positive Hell will not be available to purchase but it will be available for download at a later date) [cash and card accepted]
The panel discussion will feature:
Joan Shenton – author and narrator
Dr. Christian Fiala – specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology
David Crowe – President of Rethinking AIDS
Dr Claus Koehnlein – specialist in internal medicine
Moderators are journalists Celia Farber and Neville Hodgkinson
On 31 January – 6 days before the dual-launch event in London – Positive Hell will be screened in New York, followed by a audience discussion co-led by How Positive Are You‘s Elizabeth Ely. Joan Shenton is anticipated to join in via Skype.
Location: Center for Remembering and Sharing, 123 4th Avenue, 2nd Floor (above Think Coffee, between 12th and 13th Streets), New York, USA.
This limited-seating event is invite-only. Refreshments will be available. Please email Elizabeth Ely to put your name down.
The paperback of the 16th Anniversary Edition of Positively False will be available from 14 January 2015. Search your local Amazon site or stay tuned to the dedicated site for links.
The dual launch event for the Kindle edition (out 4 February 2015, available for pre-order now) and the UK premiere of the short film Positive Hell will be at London’s Frontline Club on 5 February at 7pm. Refreshments will be available at 6.30pm.
The limited-capacity venue is in Paddington (a short walk from the tube station), opposite the main arch entrance of St. Mary’s Hospital.
After the screening signed copies of the paperback and film will be available. There will also be a discussion featuring veteran AIDS dissidents which will be moderated by journalists Celia Farber and Neville Hodgkinson. Positive Hell director Andi Reiss will also be at the event.
For admission please contact Joan Shenton via the button above on this site.
Venue: Palace The Congress, Marbella.
D1. Original title: Positive hell
Title in English: Positive hell
Country of production: UK
Director: Andi Reiss
Running time: 30 mins
For more information on Positive Hell, see here.
Joan Shenton’s 1998 book Positively False is to be republished independently before year-end-2014 to celebrate the 15th anniversary of its release. The new edition will be exclusive to Amazon International and will be available in paperback and for Kindle.
The original text will be bolstered with a myriad of retrospective contributions from key dissidents, plus Peter Duesberg’s withdrawn 2009 paper and an adapted script of Joan’s latest short film Positive Hell.
The book is currently in production and will feature new artwork. Producer/editor and IRF blogger, Mo Aziz says:
“Positively False is being rebuilt from the ground up because original publisher I.B. Tauris no longer has the original manuscript files to create the book from, and the manuscript which Joan had was unedited, unformatted, unindexed and lacked in-file footnotes, and the new content needed shaping too. …But most of it is now complete and it should be out before we have to really to call it a 16th anniversary edition.”
A dedicated website and more information will be available shortly.