Desert Migration

  |  Book Tickets: 24/06/2016
  |  80 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
Desert Migration Film Poster


Director: Daniel F. Cardone. USA. 2015. 80 min UK Premiere When the first effective HIV treatments were introduced in the mid-1990s a generation of HIV+ gay men were thrown a lifeline. What happened to these men who thought they were terminally ill only to discover they would now survive? Desert Migration introduces us to such a group of men in their fifties and sixties who have made Palms Springs in the California desert their home, where they have found a community of kindred spirits. Having anticipated certain death these long-time survivors are now unexpectedly living to old age which brings with it a new set of issues. Daniel F. Cardone's film beautifully captures their life-affirming, bittersweet stories amid the surreal desert landscapes, making us confront our own mortality. Presented in partnership with Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest