BPM - A film about ACT UP in Paris | 8 March
SPECIAL EVENT! BPM (Beats Per Minute) by The High Commission Of Canada And FUSE Magazine - 08 March 2018
Join us for a special event screening of Beats Per Minute. Tickets are only $35 and include the before movie reception where you can enjoy a free glass of wine some fabulous cheese.
Writer-director Robin Campillo’s BPM (Beats Per Minute) throws us into the milieu of sexual and political activism during François Mitterrand’s Government of the early 90's. As seen through the prism of the ACT UP movement in Paris, this film passionately illuminates the fight for social acceptance by people living with HIV in the face of drug manufacturers reluctant to expedite treatment breakthroughs.
Nathan joins the ACT UP collective and is immediately drawn to the radical and somewhat militant Sean, a 20-something man living with HIV. As their relationship develops, and Sean’s condition deteriorates, BPM evolves skilfully from documentary-style to intimate drama, in a way that has captured the hearts of audiences across France.
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Evoking Larry Kramer’s pivotal The Normal Heart, Campillo draws on his own experiences as a member of ACT UP to imbue BPM with a sensuous depiction of the compromised – but still active – sex lives of the group. He adds an undeniably visceral human aspect to their ideological 'raison d’être': access to fair medical and social treatment in the public eye, and to love sans fear.
Sponsored by The High Commission Of Canada & FUSE Magazine
Tags: Gay Film