Phil Zwickler, 36, who directed documentaries and wrote articles about gay issues, died Tuesday at his home in Manhattan of complications from AIDS. Mr. Zwickler produced and directed, with Jane Lippman, "Rights and Reactions: Lesbian and Gay Rights on Trial," an account of the 1986 New York City Council hearings on the gay rights bill. The film won a Gold Plaque at the 1987 Chicago International Film Festival and a jury prize at the 1988 San Francisco Film Festival. Other films he collaborated on include "Silence Equals Death," "Positive" and "Fear of Disclosure." For several years, Mr. Zwickler was the editor of People With AIDS Coalition Newsline.