HBO's documentary series returns next month with films that take a
look at the history of AmfAR and the death of gay teen Lawrence King.
The Battle of AmfAR documents how two very different women
– Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor and research scientist Dr.
Mathilde Krim – joined forces to create the Foundation for AIDS
Research (amfAR), America's first AIDS research foundation, forever
changing the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Valentine Road takes a look at the heartbreaking
circumstances that led to the shocking school shooting of 15-year-old
On the morning of February 12, 2008, King was shot twice in the
head during a computer class. He died in the hospital on Valentine's
Day. His assailant was a classmate just 14 years old at the time.
It is believed that King was shot because he was gay and either had a
crush on Brandon McInerney or delighted in teasing the boy.
The Monday, October 7 premiere of Valentine Road will kick
off the fall season of HBO Docs. (A trailer is embedded on this
our video library for more videos.)