Dallas Buyers Club
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Film Info
Section:US Cinema
Special Events
Country:US
Year:2013
Running Time:117
Language:English
Director:Jean-Marc Vallée
Producer:Robbie Brenner
Rachel Winter
Screenwriter:Craig Borten
Melisa Wallack
Cinematographer:Yves Bélanger
Editor:Martin Pensa
Jean-Marc Vallée
Cast:Matthew McConaughey
Jennifer Garner
Jared Leto
Description
View Trailer HERE

US Premiere

SPOTLIGHT: JARED LETO

Join us for a Spotlight program featuring a conversation with Jared Leto and a screening of Dallas Buyers Club.

Jared Leto will be presented with the MVFF Award, designed by acclaimed Mill Valley artist Alice Corning.
After the event, join us at Farmshop, the new California-chic restaurant at the Marin Country Mart, for farm-to-table food, refreshing libations and great company. With Farmshop, which has quickly become a Bay Area destination, chef/owner Jeff Cerciello (long-time chef of the Bouchon restaurants) returns to his Northern California roots.

Matthew McConaughey, in a superlative performance, immerses himself in the true story of homophobic party-boy turned accidental AIDS activist Ron Woodroof and his battle with the medical establishment after being diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1985. With the US internally divided over how to combat the virus and restricting medications, the Texas electrician joins forces with Rayon, an H.I.V.-positive transsexual woman (a magnetic Jared Leto, triumphantly returning to the screen after a four-year absence) to smuggle in nontoxic, antiviral medications from all over the world. With the help of doctor Eve Saks (Jennifer Garner), they create the Dallas Buyers Club, the first of such clubs that would form around the country providing its paying members with alternative treatments. As the clubs grow in numbers and clientele, they come to the attention of the FDA, which then wages an all-out war on their Robin Hood ring of pharmaceutical saviors in director Jean-Marc Vallée’s (The Young Victoria, MVFF 2009) rousing drama.

—Leah LoSchiavo

 

Additional Information

Jean-Marc Vallée (born March 9, 1963) is a Canadian film director, screenwriter, and film editor from Quebec. After studying film at the Université du Québec à Montréal, Vallée went on to make a number of acclaimed short films, including Stéréotypes (1991), Les Fleurs magiques (1995), and Les Mots magiques (1998). His debut feature, Black List (1995), was nominated for nine Genie Awards, including nods for Vallée's direction and editing. His fourth feature film, C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005), received further critical acclaim and was a financial success. It dominated both the Genie and Jutra Awards, winning awards for Best Film and Best Director at both. Vallée's followup, The Young Victoria (2009), garnered strong reviews and received three Academy Award nominations, while his sixth film, Café de Flore (2011), was the most nominated film at the 32nd Genie Awards. Filming on Vallée's most recent film, Dallas Buyers Club, began in New Orleans in November 2012.