Feel like supporting a fantastic cause today? Well, if you live in New York City, you’re in luck! Today at 6:00pm (RED) is hosting a free screening of HBO’s new documentary, The Lazarus Effect at the Apple Store in SoHo. On top of that, director Lance Bangs will be on hand for a discussion following the film.

The piece focuses on antiretroviral drugs, ARVs, and the positive effects they can have on communities when made available. There are more than 29 million people living with HIV or AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, but Bangs puts the spotlight on three, an HIV positive woman who lost all three of her children to AIDS and is desperately trying to keep herself alive, an 11-year-old orphan, a father and husband struggling to stay healthy and an HIV positive woman who’s about to have a child.

Before another weekend’s worth of summer blockbusters roll in, perhaps take advantage of this opportunity to learn about a very real situation effecting people all across the world. Millions have lost their lives to AIDS in Africa, but it doesn’t have to be that way. By simply learning about the condition and how ARVs can change lives, we can help make them more accessible to those in need.

I’ve attended a handful of events at the SoHo Apple store and can assure you they’re worth attending. Considering our own Karen Benardello’s thoughts on The Lazarus Effect, I’d imagine she’d agree.

Click here to check out the film’s trailer.

By Perri Nemiroff

The Lazarus Effect

By Perri Nemiroff

Film producer and director best known for her work in movies such as FaceTime, Trevor, and The Professor. She has worked as an online movie blogger and reporter for sites such as CinemaBlend.com, ComingSoon.net, Shockya, and MTV's Movies Blog.

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