Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The title makes it sound like a Cold War spy thriller, but Laurie Lynd’s documentary actually sets out to right a wrong.
“Killing Patient Zero” rehabilitates the public image of Gaetan Dugas, the French-Canadian flight attendant widely known as the man almost single-handedly responsible for the AIDS epidemic in North America.
As the film methodically illustrates, Dugas was an unfairly maligned, complex figure whose reputation was destroyed thanks to his notorious depiction in Randy Shilts’ groundbreaking book, “And the Band Played On.”
“Killing Patient Zero,” which recently received its world premiere at Toronto’s Hot Docs festival, is a fascinating eye-opener.
Read the story at The Hollywood Reporter.
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