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Event Info
Dialogue:Q and A with director Tom E. Brown hosted by Bijou Film Forum
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Virtual Film Category:Bijou Film Board
Series Info
Series:Bijou Film Forum
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:110 minutes
Director:Tom E. Brown
Year Released:2016
Production Country:USA


Pushing Dead is followed by a virtual conversation with the film's director, Tom E. Brown. The discussion begins after the credits of the film.

"A character-over-plot piece, Pushing Dead is warm, entertaining and, suprisingly rather delightful." - Charlotte Harrison, Vulture Hound

"Tom E. Brown weaves an interesting tale that sucks the viewer in from the opening sequence. Brown manages to hit upon important issues such as the less-than-ideal Affordable Care Act and life with now often-overlooked HIV." - Alexander Ryll, Gay Essential

"Director Tom E. Brown takes on a cruel, absurdly structured medical system with a light touch and gentle humanity."- IndieWire

Dan (James Roday) is a struggling writer, HIV Positive for more than twenty years, who accidently deposits a hundred dollar birthday check and is dropped from his health plan for earning too much. He suddenly needs $3000 a month to earn to get the drugs he needs. Dan also grapples with relationship struggles in his own life and the lives of his cantankerous boss (Danny Glover) and his best friend Paula (Robin Weigert) who appears to be in a serious relationship with a stuffed animal. Pushing Dead is presented as part of Bijou's Film Forum series, which includes a discussion following the film. Tickets are free for University of Iowa students, message Bijou on social media or email for more information.

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