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2018 Official Oscar® Entry – France

DIR Robin Campillo | France | 2017 | 142 min | NOT RATED

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 in bold, invasive 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. Grand Prix, 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Official Selection, 2017 Toronto and New York film festivals. In French with English subtitles. 

Later Event: November 20