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Life Support (2007)

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Running Time
1 hour, 30 minutes

Country USA

Production Companies
HBO Films, Flavor Unit Entertainment (as Flavor Unit Films), Urban Romances (in association with), Shelby Stone Productions (in association with)

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• Life Support (2007)



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Genre: Drama

Plot: Nelson George makes an auspicious directorial debut with a film based on the life of his sister and family. At its core, Life Support delivers a personal, yet potent, message. It uses its mix of actors and people from the Brooklyn HIV/AIDS community to tell the story of Ana Wallace, who channels her energy and regret over past drug addiction into her work with an AIDS outreach group. A passionate woman with a stubborn streak, she is thrown into a situation that puts her health at risk and threatens to drive her already-fractured family away.

Life Support may be an important political film, but that is not why it succeeds. It works because the pieces add up to a greater whole. The performances are nuanced, the story is authentic, and the filmmaking is full of the details necessary to bring an unrepresented part of American life to the screen. The stars aligned to make this film possible, from writer to producers to its hard-hitting cast. The brightest star in the lineup is undeniably Queen Latifah, who brings her own unique strength and radiance to the lead role. Ana's undying optimism in the face of diversity is both truthful and inspiring. Life Support exemplifies the best of what cinema can do for an issue: make you feel by keeping it real. Sundance Film Festival

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 Directed by
Nelson George
CB4, Everyday People, Strictly Business
 Written by
Nelson George
CB4, Strictly Business, Everyday People
Jim McKay
Everyday People, Brother to Brother, Spring Forward
 Cast
Queen Latifah
Chicago, Hairspray, Ice Age: The Meltdown
Gloria Reuben
Nick of Time, Timecop, Wild Orchid II: Two Shades of Blue
Anna Deavere Smith
The Kingdom, Philadelphia, Dave
Wendell Pierce
Ray, Hackers, I Think I Love My Wife
Rachel Nicks
A Good Man Is Hard to Find
Evan Ross
Pride, ATL, Linewatch
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 Music By
Stuart Matthewman
Northfork, The Astronaut Farmer, Jackpot



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