We celebrated 25 years since the release of the groundbreaking film and album Stolen Moments with John Carlin co-founder of Red Hot, and his collaborator’s Earles Sebastian and Leigh Blake. I was invited to the first ever screening of a digitally remastered version of the film. Participants in the film like the founder of the Groove Collective, Genji Siraisi were were in attendance as well. The film’s creators led a insightful panel discussion on the importance of the film in spreading AID’s awareness at a time when information on the epidemic was non-existent in “urban” communities across the country and around the world. The album and film featured hip hop, spoken word and acid jazz tracks dealing directly with the AIDS epidemic like The Pharcyde’s “Rubbers Song”. The album also featured Michael Franti’s, of the band Spearhead’s track “Positive”. The first recorded track by The Roots ever released, which was a collaboration with Roy Ayers. Other unique collaborations included Herbie Hancock with Me’Shell NdegeOcello, Donald Byrd and Guru, MC Solar and Ron Carter and the first-ever legendary combination of Pharoah Sanders and the Last Poets. The tracks were loosely inspired by John Coltrane and the Impulse! label he led in the 1960s, which featured work by his wife Alice Coltrane the film centered around a legendary live performance at the Supper Club in New York along with hard hitting interviews with artists, people affected by AIDS in communities of color and Professor Cornell West.