Dallas Buyers Club at ShowPlace ICON Theater

An imperfect man fights for survival during an uncertain time in
America. Inspired by true events, Ron Woodroof’s story of strength is
told in Dallas Buyers Club, directed by Jean-Marc
Vallée from an original screenplay by Craig Borten & Melisa
Wallack. Spirit Award winner Matthew McConaughey portrays the real-life
character, whose self-interest is galvanized into something much more.

A son of Texas, Ron Woodroof is an electrician and rodeo cowboy. In
1985, he is well into an unexamined existence with a devil-may-care
lifestyle. Suddenly, Ron 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 lust for life. Rayon also 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. Deep in the heart of Texas, Ron’s
pioneering underground collective beats loud and strong. With a growing
community of friends and clients, Ron fights for dignity, education,
and acceptance. In the years following his diagnosis, the embattled
Lone Star loner lives life to the fullest like never before.
The critics are raving about both Matthew McConaughey  and Jared Leto!
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