william brawner & son

William Brawner and his son

*Director Ava DuVernay’s AFFRM (a film releasing company) has acquired the riveting documentary 25 TO LIFE.

Directed by documentarian and Howard University Alum Mike L. Brown, 25 TO LIFE traces the life of a young man (William Brawner) living with HIV and the struggle, redemption and acceptance that comes after revealing his status to the world.

25 TO LIFE opens theatrically in Los Angeles on November 28, 2014. Along with a series of one-night engagements across the country including New York, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington DC, London and Chicago beginning on December 1 to coincide with World AIDS Day. 25 screenings for 25 TO LIFE to help promote HIV/AIDS awareness across the globe.

25 TO LIFE | Synopsis
25 TO LIFE chronicles the story of William Brawner, a young man who kept his HIV positive status a secret for over twenty-five years. Now, William seeks redemption as he embarks on a new phase of life with his wife who is HIV Negative. We journey with William and his family as he struggles to carve out an open and honest future. 25 TO LIFE is supported by Sundance Institute, Cinereach, The GoodPitch, IFP, Firelight Media Lab, and Tribeca All Access and is the 2014 American Black Film Festival Grand Prize Jury winner. ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎

Watch the trailer for 25 TO LIFE:



Tilane Jones
Managing Director
AFFRM | Array Releasing