Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 11 / 15 March 2018

Rufus Wainwright to attend fundraiser for SF AIDS groups

Out singer Rufus Wainwright will add some celebrity sparkle to a fundraiser being held in late February to raise money for several local AIDS nonprofits.

Wainwright (seen at left) will attend the opening benefit premiere of David Weissman’s feature length documentary We Were Here on Friday, February 25th at the Castro Theater.

The film looks back at the start of the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco and was just screened as part of this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The film is said to be the first documentary to “take a deep and reflective look back” at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco.

The film depicts how those living in the city reacted when AIDS first began killing scores of gay male residents 30 years ago. Among those  profiled is Daniel Goldstein, a founder of Under One Roof, the Castro store that raises funds for numerous local AIDS groups.

The film screening will benefit Project Inform and Shanti. Tickets went on sale today (Monday, January 31) and can be bought online here.

A limited number of $100 tickets for the 6 p.m. VIP reception are available. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. screening and Q&A following the film cost $25.

Look for more coverage of the film in the Bay Area Reporter in late February.

— Matthew S. Bajko, January 31, 2011 @ 2:30 pm PST
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