Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Yes I Am - The Ric Weiland Story

Year: 2021
Country: UNITED STATES
Run Time: 62 minutes

Yes I Am - The Ric Weiland Story
Yes I Am - The Ric Weiland Story
Yes I Am - The Ric Weiland Story
Yes I Am - The Ric Weiland Story
Yes I Am - The Ric Weiland Story

As one of the first employees of Microsoft, Ric Weiland’s programming skills and brilliant mind contributed to the foundation of revolutionary technology that changed our world forever. Juxtaposed to his quiet, reserved nature in the workplace was his colorful, unabashed social life as a proud gay man. Although his career brought him incredible wealth, Weiland felt disinterested in his work and struggled to find meaningful purpose while enduring feelings of persistent loneliness and chronic bouts of depression. As the AIDS epidemic began to unfold and many of his friends fell victim, Weiland channeled his passion and resources into groundbreaking medical research and LGBTQ+ rights issues to use his immense affluence for good. With personal accounts from childhood classmate and colleague Bill Gates, close friends, former partners, and excerpts from Ric’s personal journal, YES I AM: THE RIC WEILAND STORY allows deeply personal insight into the complex layers of a man who brought so much good to the world but who never thought it was quite enough. —A.B.

CIFF45 Screenings

On Demand

Thursday, April 08, 2021 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Related Event
Filmmaker Conversation: Roundtable

Sidebar
Democracy's Heroes

Competition
Nesnadny + Schwartz Portrait Documentary Competition

Director

Director
Aaron Bear

Producers
Aaron Bear, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Andy Volk, Wes Hurley

Cinematography
Brian Liepe

Editing
Matty Brown, Stephen Michael Simon, Celia Beasley

Film Contact

Film Sponsors

AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland

AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Community Partners

CWRU AIDS Clinical Trials Unit

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