* AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

Opening December 25

Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto and
Jennifer Garner

Audience Award, 2013 Rome Film Festival
Best Supporting Actor, Jared Leto, 2013 New York Critics Circle Awards
Best Actor, Matthew McConaughey, 2013 Gotham Awards
2013 National Board of Review Award
2 Independent Spirit Award nominations
3 SAG Awards nominations
2 Golden Globe Award nominations

Matthew McConaughey stars as real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof, whose free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. These were the early days of the AIDS epidemic, and the U.S. was divided over how to combat the virus. Ron, now shunned and ostracized by many of his old friends, and bereft of government-approved effective medicines, decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Bypassing the establishment, the entrepreneurial Woodroof joined forces with an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts --whom he once would have shunned-- and established a hugely successful "buyers' club." Their shared struggle for dignity and acceptance is a uniquely American story of the power of resilience.

DIR Jean-Marc Vallée; SCR Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack; PROD Robbie Brenner, Rachel Winter. US, 2013, color, 117 min, DCP. RATED R

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