**** How to Survive a Plague The director David France and his crew have sculpted years of old broadcast-news stories and home video into a narrative of an era that is impressionistic in its scope but coherent in its feeling. This movie is alive – hot, really – with the political seething at the federal government’s failure to help combat the spread of AIDS with effective medical treatments. (115 min., unrated) (Wesley Morris)
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