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DIRECTED BY: Robin Campillo

STARRING: Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adele Haenel, Antoine Reinartz

 

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Co-presented by Focus on French Cinema

Pre-film wine and cheese reception at 7:00pm


In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists goes to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies with bold actions. The organization is ACT UP, and its members, many of them gay and HIV-positive, embrace their mission with a literal life-or-death urgency. Amid rallies, protests, fierce debates and ecstatic dance parties, the newcomer Nathan falls in love with Sean, the group’s radical firebrand, and their passion sparks against the shadow of mortality as the activists fight for a breakthrough.

 

LANGUAGE: In French with English subtitles

RATING: NR

RUNNING TIME: 140 minutes

 

QUOTES: “Robin Campillo's outstanding AIDS activist drama melds the personal, the political and the erotic to heart-bursting effect.” - Variety

UPCOMING SHOWTIMES:

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 -7:30PM


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TICKETS:

$7-12, $7 for Alliance Francaise Members

 

 

 

 
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