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Kristen Ries and Maggie Snyder appear in Quiet Heroes by Jenny Mackenzie, Jared Ruga and Amanda Stoddard, an official selection of the Documentary Premieres program at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Torben Bernhard.  All photos are copyrighted and may be used by press only for the purpose of news or editorial coverage of Sundance Institute programs. Photos must be accompanied by a credit to the photographer and/or 'Courtesy of Sundance Institute.' Unauthorized use, alteration, reproduction or sale of logos and/or photos is strictly prohibited.

Film will live stream at the link above on November 5 @ 5pm

You can pre-order the film through the link above to get an email reminder before the film begins.

Directed by: Jenny Mackenzie, Amanda Stoddard, Jared Ruga

Runtime: 68 min

Year: 2018

Country: USA

Rated: Not Rated

Language: English

Film Type: Documentary

Format: Live Stream


Post-film Q&A with film subjects Dr. Kristen Ries and Maggie Snyder

In Salt Lake City, Utah, the religious monoculture severely complicated the AIDS crisis, where patients received no support from—or were cast into exile by—the political, religious, and medical communities. Further, Mormon culture encouraged gay men to marry women and have a family to cure themselves of their “affliction,” counsel which led to secret affairs and accidental marital transmissions of HIV. In the entire state and intermountain region there was only one doctor to serve all HIV/AIDS patients. This is the story of her fight to save the lives of a maligned population everyone else seemed willing to just let die.

Presented as part of MEDiversity Week in partnership with U of U Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

How To Watch

Click the Live Stream link button at the top of the page to be taken to the film screening. This live stream screening is hosted on Eventive.org which offers apps for Apple TV and Roku, additionally, you can watch on your computer, phone, or tablet and can “cast” to your TV using a Chromecast, FireTV, Roku, and Apple TV. Wondering how to connect your computer or mobile device to your TV? Check out our overview of wired and wireless options.


Outstanding Special Class Special–2019 Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
Audience Award–2018 Damn These Heels Queer Film Festival

Official Selection:

2018 Sundance Film Festival

2018 QDoc

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Thursday, November 5, 2020 @ 5:00 PM8:30 PM MST