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Uptown Flicks presents a screening of France's Oscar entry BPM at Maysles

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Uptown Flicks @ Maysles is pleased to present 2 screenings of France's Oscar contender for best foreign film BPM (Beats per minute) on Thursday, December 14th at 6pm and 9pm at the Maysles Cinema.

The film, a full of life and absorbing story of AIDS activism, is a New York Times "Critic's Pick", winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and certain to be short listed and nominated for the 2017 Best foreign film oscar. 98% on Rotten Tomatoes!

There will be a Q&A with Michelangelo Signorile following the 6:00pm screening as well as an intro before the 9:00pm screening.

Michelangelo Signorile is a journalist, commentator and author of several books, including the groundbreaking bestseller “Queer in America”. He is the host of the SiriusXM radio show "The Michelangelo Signorile Show" and an editor-at-large of Huffington Post Queer Voices. He was a member of ACT UP New York in the late '80s, and chaired its Media Committee, publicizing many of ACT UP's protests and demonstrations.

Attendees are welcome to join for a holiday cocktail party with Intîme Boutique Wine and Sottocasa pizzas in the Maysles Cinema lounge after the 6pm screening and before the 9pm screening!

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With the support of UniFrance, Intîme Wine, Sottocasa and Shrine.

This screening is the third event of the new Harlem film series Uptown Flicks @ Maysles curated by Adeline Monzier and co-organized by Marie Gentine. The monthly series features screenings of top recent French films and documentaries followed by a drink to mingle and share reactions!

SYNOPSIS - BPM (120 Battements par minute)

Robin Campillo, 2017, 2h20min

In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists goes to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions. The organization is ACT UP, and its members, many of them gay and HIV-positive, embrace their mission with a literal life-or-death urgency. 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.

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Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair : This film "is a vital contribution to queer and political cinema, a testament to crusaders of recent history whose nobility does not overshadow their complicated and individual humanity.”

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian : “Robin Campillo’s 120 Battements Par Minute is a passionately acted ensemble movie about ACT UP in France in the late 80s, the confrontational direct-action movement which demanded immediate, large-scale research into AIDS. The movie compellingly combines elegy, tragedy, urgency and a defiant euphoria.”

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