Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

SILVER LAKE LIFE: THE VIEW FROM HERE

Year: 1993
Country: United States
Run Time: 99 minutes

SILVER LAKE LIFE: THE VIEW FROM HERE

Behind the cold statistics, rote obituaries and sloganeering of the AIDS epidemic are genuine human faces, This shattering documentary focuses on two of them. When filmmaker Tom Joslin and his companion Mark Massi were both diagnosed with the disease, they turned to herbal remedies, a channeller and their camera, to record the terminal phase of their fight for life, After their deaths Peter Friedman, Joslin's former student, edited the resulting 40 hours of footage into this chronicle. No mere pathology, this is a first

person testament of love between two people put to the ultimate trial and, in fact, transcending mortality. Seldom does any work have the impact of SILVERLAKE LIFE, difficult to watch, harder to ignore, impossible to forget,

C.C.

Producer
Tom Joslin

Cinematography
Tom Joslin, Marc Massi

Editing
Peter Friedman

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