120 BPM (15)
Thu 01 Jan 1970 - Thu 01 Jan 1970
£7* | Under 25s £5*
Dir. Robin Campillo, France, 2017, 140mins
Exeter Phoenix and Exeter Pride present a celebration of Love, Life and LGBT+ in this new film season.
In the early 90s, with AIDS having already claimed countless lives for nearly a decade, activist group ACT UP take their actions to another level in order to fight general indifference.
Nathan, a newcomer to the group soon learns that some members prefer a more radical approach to their protests, and finds his world shaken by a militant activist, Sean.
120 BPM is an exhilarating and moving film that offers an engrossing look at a pivotal period in history.
Our first screening of 120 BPM will be introduced by Peer Mentors from The Brigstowe Project in Bristol. Speaking about the awareness of HIV and related activism in the UK, within the context of the release of 120 BPM.
Brigstowe is a front-line, responsive charity based in Bristol who provides free confidential support, information and advice to people in and around Bristol living with or affected by HIV. Established in 1995, each year they help over 200 people to improve their lives by providing services that alleviate poverty, isolation and challenge stigma and discrimination.
More recently, Brigstowe have developed much need HIV education and campaigns initiatives. These public facing projects aim to challenge systemic stigma and discrimination as well as create spaces for the voices of people living with HIV to be heard.
BPM deliver an absorbing story of AIDS activism
Every second is full of life
BPM is vital for the history it depicts, but its also important in the here and now, as a testament to public action even messy, not-always-effective public action