Sundance Channel joins Viacom in a company-wide initiative to raise awareness about the ongoing global AIDS crisis. Sundance Channel will present documentary films about living with AIDS on January
13th and 14th. Monte Bramer's "Paul Monette: The Brink of Summer's End" profiles the National Book Award-winning writer Paul Monette, one of the world's most eloquent voices on the subject of AIDS:
the film, which won the Audience Award at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival, was made with Monette's collaboration shortly before his death in 1995. Peter Friedman and Tom Joslin's "Silverlake Life: The
View from Here" is an intimate, deeply moving portrait of a gay couple, Tom Joslin and Mark Massi, coping with AIDS.