BPM (beats per minute)
CAST: Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adele Haenel, Felix Maritaud DIRECTOR: Robin Campillo TUESDAY FILM SERIES
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.
- Afternoon Screening: facilitated by Lorenzo Cervantes, Prevention Director, PCAF
- Evening Screening: facilitated by Erick Seelbach, Executive Director and Lance Rivera-Toledo, Prevention & Health Coordinator, PCAF
A restless, engrossing dramatic portrait of Parisian activists fighting the AIDS pandemic in the early 1990s.Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
Here, as characters hit the streets for demonstrations, hit the discos to relax and hit the skids when they get sick, you're there with them, pulse pounding out more beats per minute than you might have thought possible.Bob Mondello, NPR