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      November 29, 2017

       

      25 South East Second Place
      Gainesville, Florida

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      BPM (Beats Per Minute)

      Cannes 2017 – Grand Prix Winner.

       

      Politics, passion and loss infuse this narrative set around the ACT UP AIDS activist movement in 1990s Paris.

       

      Nathan is a young man who joins an AIDS activist group in 1990s Paris. As he attends the weekly meetings, he learns that some members prefer a more radical approach to their protests

       

      “What does it take to fight a pandemic? Knowledge, courage and resilience, certainly, but also rough-and-tumble argument, a range of friendships both consoling and abrasive, a healthy sense of gallows humor and soul-sustaining supplies of loud music. French writer-director Robin Campillo understands all of this in “BPM (Beats Per Minute),” his sprawling, thrilling, finally heart-bursting group portrait of Parisian AIDS activists in the early 1990s. A rare and invaluable non-American view of the global health crisis that decimated, among others, the gay community in the looming shadow of the 21st century, Campillo’s unabashedly untidy film stands as a hot-blooded counter to the more polite strain of political engagement present in such prestige AIDS dramas as “Philadelphia” and “Dallas Buyers Club.” – Variety

       

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      12/1 (Friday) : 5:15 p.m.

      12/3 (Sunday) : 2:30 p.m.

      12/6 (Wednesday) : 8:00 p.m.

      12/7 (Thursday) : 5:30 p.m.

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