Rutgers Global and university partners present a screening of the French feature film, BPM (Beats per Minute) to commemorate this year’s World AIDS Day and Day without Art. The film narrates the story of a group of activists in Paris in the early 1980s—members of ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power)—who go to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions. 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 as the activists fight for a breakthrough.
College Avenue Student Center, Multipurpose Room, 126 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
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Sponsors: Rutgers Global, Rutgers Global Health Institute, GlobeMed at Rutgers, School of Public Health, Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities, Zimmerli Art Museum, and New Jersey Media Arts Center