We Were Here


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EMD Serono

Levis Strauss Foundation

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Ferdinand Garcia

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The San Francisco Foundation

Bill Dawes
Chuck Forester
Ken Fulk Design
Shawn Hassler, M.D.
Aaron Rainey
Robert Sass

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GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS for We Were Here are no longer being sold online. There are a few tickets left that will be sold at the Castro Theatre Box Office tomorrow, February 25th starting at 12pm.

All tickets purchased online after February 18th are being held at
WILL CALL at the Castro Theatre, which will open at 5pm Friday 25th.
Thank you all for your support and interest in this event!

Questions: Please contact Ariana Katz at (415) 674-4759.

The Castro theater has wheelchair access to view the film, however, please note that the room where the VIP reception will be held does not. For more information or questions please contact Ariana Katz via email or via telephone 415-674-4759. Thank you for understanding.

  • 5:30pm:: Doors Open for VIP Reception;
  • 6pm:: A VIP Reception;
  • 7:00pm:: Doors Open for Screening
  • 7:30pm: Rufus Wainwright and screening of We Were Here;
  • 9pm: A Question & Answer session with the filmmaker and select interviewees

Project Inform and The Shanti Project are proud to announce the theatrical premiere screening of David Weissman's feature length documentary We Were Here. This incredible event will be held on Friday, February 25th at the Castro Theater. The evening’s proceeds will benefit two of San Francisco’s most well-respected and influential AIDS Service Organizations, Project Inform and The Shanti Project, as well as support further distribution of this important film.

Produced and directed by David Weissman, We Were Here has recently been accepted into the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals. It is the first documentary to take a deep and reflective look back at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco. This film explores how the City’s inhabitants were affected by, and how they responded to, that calamitous epidemic. Though a San Francisco-based story, We Were Here extends beyond San Francisco and beyond AIDS itself. It speaks to our capacity as individuals to rise to the occasion, and to the incredible power of a community coming together with love, compassion, and determination.

WE WERE HERE (trailer) from David Weissman on Vimeo.

The Beneficiaries

Project Inform Project Inform represents HIV-positive people in the development of treatments and a cure; supports individuals to make informed choices about their HIV health; advocates for quality healthcare to respond to HIV and related conditions; and promotes medical strategies that prevent new infections.

The Shanti ProjectThe Shanti Project extends a hand to the most vulnerable people in our society. Started by Dr. Charlie Garfield in 1974, Shanti was the first organization in the country to work directly with AIDS patients, and has become an international model for similar work in 600 organizations. They facilitated the first-ever international trainings on how to work with people with AIDS at the request of the French, British and Belgian governments in 1982.

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