Life Support

Synopsis: In Brooklyn, New York, the former crack addicted Ana Wallace is HIV positive and is a volunteer in the Life Support, an organization that promotes a fight against AIDS in the African American community. Ana wanders through the streets handing out condoms and helping people with AIDS through lectures and advices. She lives with her mate Slick, who has transmitted AIDS to her, and their little daughter Kim. She has lost the custody of her older daughter Kelly that lives with her estranged mother Lucille. When Kelly's childhood gay friend Amare, who is sick and rejected by his sister Tanya, vanishes on the streets of Brooklyn, Ana seeks him out and tries to save him. Meanwhile Lucille decides to move to Virginia with Kelly, and Ana reflects about her life and the relationship with Kelly.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Nelson George
  Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 13 nominations.
87 min

He is definitely

too young for you.

All right. Now listen.

I don't care what the rules are.

If you get hungry in the afternoon,

I want you to take out

that extra sandwich

your father made you and eat it.

And if they say something,

you tell them to call me.

- Okay okay.

- Ah. Hey.

- Love you.

- Love you too.

- Have a good day.

- You too.

- Bye. Be good.

- Bye.

Kelly. Kelly.


Come on, girl. Get yourself up

and go to school. I gotta go.


- Bye. Be good.

- I love you, Grandma.

Love you too.

Oh shit.

Amare, what the f*ck?

I believe... come on.

- Did my grandma see you?

- Nah.

I waited till she left

so it wouldn't be no drama.

I've been up all night.

Yeah, no shit.

You smell like an ashtray.

Look at you with them cornrows.

When did you get them done?

I don't know.

Like a couple of days ago.

What's his name?

Why it always gotta

be about some guy?


What happened?

Your sister kicked you out?

Yeah, Tanya is

not feeling me right now.

F*ck her and that bitch-ass

garbage man n*gger

she married, you know?

You all right?



I could stay with you?

Yeah yeah.

You can be here as long

as my grandma don't catch you.

Baby, your grandma needs

to learn how to forgive and forget.

Take off your shoes, fool.

And plea... ugh.

Please take a shower

before you leave here.

That is so nasty. Ugh.

Your bed feels like

the Four Seasons or some shit.

You need anything before I go?

No. I'm just gonna

stay a couple of days,

you know, until I can

get back up with Michael.


What happened to Louis?

Man, that was last month.

You gotta keep up, girl. Come on.

Okay. Whatever.

What's up?

You know who it is. Holler.

Hey, Kelly.

It's your mother.

I picked up some new DVDs.

I got that Chris Tucker movie

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Nelson George

Nelson George (born September 1, 1957) is an African-American author, columnist, music and culture critic, journalist, and filmmaker. He has been nominated twice for the National Book Critics Circle Award. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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