Natasha Maidoff — Is There A Cure For My Friend

Two best friends embark on a mystical odyssey to find a cure for a life-threatening disease.

Is There A Cure For My Friend by Natasha Maidoff was featured in at the 2019 Festival Experimental Documentary Screening.

You can watch an excerpt of the film here on our IGTV or the film in its entirety on Vimeo, link following.

Is There A Cure For My Friend? from Natasha Maidoff on Vimeo.

“In 1987 my best friend found out she was HIV. We’d known each other since we were 3, and I couldn’t face thinking of the future without her. We decided to make a film together, and make it much the way we did as children, calling our production company, “Two Girls Lost In the Forest.” Our images came from games we played as children such as doing “the bicycle” with each other, or pretending to “run away” from home. This time, we were searching for a cure for her life-threatening disease. An androgynous shaman sends us on a journey through the four elements: first water, then air, fire, and finally, earth. I bury my best friend. The process of making the film was as important to us as the film itself; it brought us closer.”

Natasha Maidoff’s work is held in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and in the online archive at the Brooklyn Museum, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. Her films The Orange Orange, Is There A Cure For My Friend and Traverse have toured internationally and have been screened at Guggenheim New York and the Pecci Museum in Italy. She has been a recipient of a Yaddo Artist Residency, and her triptych, “Live Cinema! The Sleepwalker, The Cowgirl & The Motherboard” opens at the Kennedy Museum of Art for Spring 2020 in Athens, Ohio. For the past four years her installations, performances and multi-channel works have been included in the Venice Family Clinic Artwalk and screened at Google,Venice.


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https://www.amfar.org/ The Foundation for AIDS Research

https://nycaidsmemorial.org/ The New York City AIDS Memorial

https://actupny.com/ ACT UP New York

https://www.blackandpink.org/ Black and Pink organization fighting alongside incargerated LGBTQ+

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