Dallas Buyers Club is one of the reasons to look forward to the rest of 2013 at the movies. You gotta say that Mr. McConaughey is finally proving to audiences that he’s more than a shirtless charming dude with a Texas twang. He impressed us with the dark comedy Bernie, the deeper-than-you-expected Magic Mike, the totally engrossing Mud and now one of my most anticipated movies of the year: Dallas Buyers Club.
Therefore, The Young Folks is excited to host this giveaway, which includes money to see Dallas Buyers Club when it hits theaters (November 1!) and a box set of films that inspire the same message: Dare to live.
ABOUT THE FILM
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.
WATCH THE TRAILER
One (1) winner will receive:
- $25 Visa to experience the film in theatres
- Focus Features Blu-ray set including:
- Pride & Prejudice
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- Brokeback Mountain
Enter to win through the Rafflecopter widget below. The more tasks you complete, the more entries you will receive. The contest ends on November 2nd at 12:01am EST. Winners will be contacted via email by November 2nd. Good luck!
Dallas Buyers Club – In Select Theaters November 1!