Run Time: 95 min Release Date: Mar 10, 2020 Year Produced: 2019 Rating: PG-13 Language: English Directed by: Dan Krauss, Paul Haggis Starring: Cliff Morrison, Alison Moed Paolercio, David Denmark
This film appeals to: Gay audiences

5B is the inspirational story of everyday heroes, nurses and caregivers who took extraordinary action to comfort, protect and care for the patients of the first AIDS ward unit in the United States. 5B is stirringly told through first-person testimony of these nurses and caregivers who built Ward 5B in 1983 at San Francisco General Hospital, their patients, loved ones, and staff who volunteered to create care practices based in humanity and holistic well-being during a time of great uncertainty. The result is an uplifting yet candid and bittersweet monument to a pivotal moment in American history and a celebration of quiet heroes, nurses and caregivers worthy of renewed recognition.

Awards & Press Quotes

“‘5B’ proves as inspiring as it does unsettling with its heroic stories of the hospital staffers and allies who fought ignorance, fear, bigotry and political wrangling to protect the rights and integrity of AIDS patients.” – Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times


“A stirring assembly of first-person oral history and extensive archival footage that honors the pioneering work carried out in that ward…” – David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter