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Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 6:00 PM
Lawyer Andrew Beckett (Oscar-winner Tom Hanks) sues his former employer after they fire him upon learning about his HIV status. Presented as part of HIV/AIDS in Iowa City: Thirty Years and Beyond, a four-day reflection marking the 30th anniversary of care at the University of Iowa AIDS Clinic.
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Presented in partnership with HIV/AIDS: Thirty Years and Beyond, a four-day reflection on HIV/AIDS, marking the 30th anniversary of care at the University of Iowa AIDS Clinic.

Introduced by Professor Jack Stapleton, UI Dept. of Internal Medicine.

FREE for students, present student ID at box office/ $5 for the general public

"Sooner or later, Hollywood had to address one of the most important subjects of our time, and with Philadelphia the ice has been broken. This is a righteous first step."  - Roger Ebert

"Philadelphia conveys the full urgency of its difficult subject matter." - Janet Maslin, the New York Times

Fearing it would compromise his career, lawyer Andrew Beckett (Oscar-winner Tom Hanks) hides his homosexuality and HIV status at a powerful Philadelphia law firm. But his secret is exposed when a colleague spots the illness's telltale lesions. Fired shortly afterwards, Beckett resolves to sue for discrimination, teaming up with Joe Miller (Denzel Washington), the only lawyer willing to help. Introduced by Professor Jack Stapleton, Dept. of Internal Medicine.