Wednesday, July 29, 2009

R.I.P. Robert Hilferty

Robert Hilferty, a passionate activist, writer and ACT UP comrade died a few days ago, taking his own life last week after struggling with a head injury for many months. A filmmaker who documented many of ACT UP's action, including his film "Stop the Church," in recent years he was doing a lot of cultural and arts criticism, most recently writing film reviews for He was smart, prickly and often wickedly funny, and I had many laughs with him. I had not seen him a few years but thought of him often, and am thinking right now of his wonderful partner of many years Fabio Toblini, to whom I send all my condolences.