Advance screening of Dallas Buyers Club for Living Positive Victoria
The Australia Centre for Moving Image (ACMI) is partnering with Living Positive Victoria (LPV) to present an advance screening of the fact-based movie Dallas Buyers Club on Saturday, January 25.
Proceeds will go toward LPV’s FLIP fund, which supports people living with HIV in Victoria seeking assistance with returning to work or study in order to attain financial independence.
Dallas Buyers Club is set in Texas in 1985 where a redneck rodeo cowboy Ron Woodroof (played by Matthew McConaughey) is diagnosed HIV positive and given 30 days to live. After experiencing the effects of the earliest treatment AZT, he travels to Mexico and begins smuggling alternative treatments into the US and finds an unlikely ally in the transexual Rayon (Jarod Leto).
McConaughey and Leto (pictured) are touted for a best actor and supporting actor nominations at the 2014 Academy Awards.
The afternoon includes a post-screening discussion with LPV President Ian Muchamore and Australasian Society of HIV Medicine’s Professor Edwina Wright.
“The story of how people with HIV faced and overcome obstacles and treatment challenges remains relevant today,” says Muchamore.
“In 2014, the community is still advocating for effective treatments, which are accessible to all people living with HIV. We hope this film also raises awareness and leads to some wider debate about these current HIV treatment issues.”
The private screening takes place at 2pm. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here or by contacting Aaron at ACMI (03) 8663 2273 .