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BPM (Beats Per Minute)

When: Thu., March 29, 7-8 p.m. 2018

As part of Carnegie Mellon University’s International Film Festival, “BPM” takes place in Paris in the early 1990s. The organization ACT UP fights for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions. ACT UP’s 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

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