The Link Project is honored to bring a screening of BPM (Beats Per Minute) to House Rules Cafe. Former ACT UP members and local Hudson Valley residents Victor Mendolia and Jay Blotcher will join us for a 30 minute talkback. Attendees will receive complimentary drinks and snacks. Space is limited. Please RSVP through Eventbrite.
In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists goes to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions. The organization is ACT UP, and its members, many of them gay and HIV-positive, embrace their mission with a literal life-or-death urgency. Amid rallies, protests, fierce debates and ecstatic dance parties, the newcomer Nathan falls in love with Sean, the group’s radical firebrand, and their passion sparks against the shadow of mortality as the activists fight for a breakthrough. https://youtu.be/VBPdx_iaQbg