She'll never be silent again! I made this movie with my best friend Ryan Landry in the winter of 89-90. We were demonstrating in Atlanta with ACT UP against the CDC and Anti-Sodomy Laws. Two things stand out: we were chased by gun totting southern thugs, and (years later) some kids asked me how I added Marta into a shot with so many homophobes... that's no computer generated effect kiddies. We were there. My inspiration was the moxie of women in the movement, glorious 60's rebellion, and the arduous task of making people smile during a plague. There's that sense we all feel of being an outsider, the powerless hero who changes the world. Only doesn't quite know it yet... what? This is my favorite film about ACT UP (and the activist spirit) because there is a little Marta in every ACT UPer. Marta, herself an enigma, was a great leveler of factions. I am proud of that. I planned a sequel, Marta For Choice, but my girlfriends and fellow filmmakers would have killed me.

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