Sundance Film Festival audiences praised the documentary We Were Here, a powerful look back at San Francisco in the ‘80s and the devastating impact of the AIDS epidemic, and their enthusiasm led to the film’s recent acquisition by Red Flag Releasing.
Co-director David Weissman and co-director and editor Bill Weber, who previously made the popular 2001 doc The Cockettes, celebrated the fact that their film would hit theaters in September.
“I felt strongly that this film needed to be made by someone who’s lived through the onset of AIDS, the horror and the beauty of those years,” Weissman said in a statement. “So it’s deeply gratifying to have partners in distribution who fully share my passion that this history not be forgotten.”
Red Flag Releasing signed on with The Film Collective, New Video and PBS’ Independent Lens to release the film in theaters and VOD and DVD in the fall and scheduled a Spring 2012 TV broadcast.