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, Nathan, a newcomer to the group, has his world shaken up by Sean, a radical militant.
France / subtitles / 140 minute WATCH THE TRAILER
Grand Prize Winner: Cannes Film Festival
WINNER BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: NEW YORK FILM CRITICS CIRCLE
The beauty of the bracing, passionate French drama ‘BPM (Beats Per Minute)’ lies in its willingness to embrace life in all its messiness, its refusal to pretend that the personal isn’t also political and vice versa. -LA Times
BPM is emotionally transformative. Campillo has taken his own experience as an ACT UP organizer and turned it into the best kind of cinematic memoir, a cathartic invocation of a lost moment. -Slate
Sunday, Feb 4
BPM (Beats Per Minute) 4:30 @ Bear’s Place – Last Chance!
The Square 7:15 @ Bear’s Place – Last Chance!