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Dallas Buyers Club Screening in Downtown Columbia

Posted by Ryan Morgan on December 13, 2013 at 3:29 PM
Tell Them Members in Columbia can start weighing in on this morning’s Golden Globe nominations, after a screening of Dallas Buyers Club last night at the Nickelodeon Theater. Dallas Buyers Club tells the story of Ron Woodruff (played by Matthew McConaughey), an electrician and rodeo cowboy who is blindsided by being diagnosed as H.I.V.-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 including his concerned physician, Dr. Eve Saks (Screen Actors Guild Award winner Jennifer Garner). An outsider to the gay community, Ron finds an unlikely ally in fellow AIDS patient Rayon (Gotham Independent Film Award winner Jared Leto), a transsexual who shares Ron’s entrepreneurial spirit: seeking to avoid government sanctions against selling non-approved medicines and supplements, they establish a “buyers club,” where H.I.V.-positive people pay monthly dues for access to the newly acquired supplies. This morning, it was announced that both Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto were nominated for Golden Globe Awards for their performances in Dallas Buyers Club. Special thank you’s to SC Equality for joining us at this special screening, and to the Nickelodeon Theater for being such an amazing partner and inviting us into their space. We had a phenomenal time and look forward to many more screenings! Dallas Buyers Club is showing at the Nickelodeon through December 19th. Don’t miss this opportunity to see an amazing film that will touch your heart and remind us all of the need for better awareness, education and treatment options for HIV/AIDS.

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