Twenty-five years ago, HIV/AIDS was a death sentence. And people living with HIV were shunned. It was as if the world didn’t care. Then, against all odds, filmmaker Jonathan Demme and stars Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington created the first mainstream Hollywood film about HIV/AIDS and homophobia, the first to give the disease a face and reveal the humanity of those who live with it. PEOPLE LIKE US: INSIDE PHILADELPHIA tells the story behind the story – how this remarkable movie got made and how it changed everyone who has ever seen it.
In the 25 years since Philadelphia was released, we’ve made great progress in the fight against AIDS, but there is still work to do. Join Coca-Cola and (RED) to help end AIDS once and for all. Visit red.org/cocacola to learn more and donate today.
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About the host
Mark is putting the finishing touches on the soon-to-debut limited podcast series POPS, the Incredible Story of Jazz legend Louis Armstrong. It’s an audio biopic featuring actor Reno Wilson (Mike and Molly, Good Girls) as Louis Armstrong. Mark also co-hosts and produces the B2B podcast Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker.