Dallas Buyer's Club: Film and Discussion for GYT Month

Thursday, April 03, 2014
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Theater II, MUB
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862-4484
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Join us for a Screening of Dallas Buyers Club followed by a discussion led by Fred Walters, Founder of the Houston Buyers Club, AIDS Response Seacoast and UNH Health Services.

Open to the public. $4/Door. 

Film Synopsis:

Ron Woodroof is an electrician and rodeo cowboy. In 1985, he is well into an unexamined existence with a devil-may-care lifestyle. Suddenly, Ron is blindsided by being diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. Yet, he will not and does not, accept a death sentence.

His crash course of research reveals a lack of approved treatments and medications in the U.S.; so Ron crosses the border into Mexico. There, he learns about alternative treatments and begins smuggling them into the U.S., challenging the medical and scientific community.

An outsider to the gay community, Ron finds an unlikely ally in AIDS patient Rayon, a transsexual who shares Ron’s lust for life. Rayon also shares Ron’s entrepreneurial spirit. Seeking to avoid government sanctions against selling non-approved medicines and supplements, they establish a “buyers club,” where HIV-positive people pay monthly dues for access to the newly acquired supplies. Deep in the heart of Texas, Ron’s pioneering underground collective beats loud and strong. With a growing community of friends and clients, Ron fights for dignity, education, and acceptance.

Sponsored by UNH Health Services, the MUB (Memorial Union Building),Women’s Studies Program, AIDS Response Seacoast and the Kidder Fund.

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