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Dallas Buyer's Club
Friday, March 07, 2014
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Film - Cinestudio
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. Screenplay by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack.
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Griffin Dunne, Denis O'Hare.
"Alright, alright, alright!" to quote Matthew McConaughey in his acceptance speech for his first Oscar for Best Actor (not to mention Jared Leto's win for Best Supporting Actor!) - It's fantastic to see these brilliant performances get noticed in a movie that had to fight the odds to make it to the big screen. Gritty, angry, and skinny as hell, McConaughey breathes fire into real-life Ron Woodruff, a mean-spirited and homophobic Texas cowboy whose drug habits end up infecting him with HIV at the beginning of the AIDS crisis. When his doctors - along with the 1980s medical establishment - refuse to consider alternative treatments like AZT, McConaughey teams up with another patient - a drag queen played by Jared Leto - to start a buying club to bring medications back from Mexico. Directed by French-Canadian Jean-Marc Vallée, who made
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"Matthew McConaughey's explosive, unerring portrayal defines what makes an actor great"
- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
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