120 Beats Per Minute
aka BPM (Beats Per Minute) aka 120 battements par minute First screened in August 2017
Director: Robin Campillo. Cast: Arnaud Valois, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Antoine Reinartz, Adèle Haenel, Médhi Touré, Ariel Borenstein, Aloïse Sauvage, Simone Bourgade, Catherine Vinatier, Félix Maritaud, Naelle Dariya, Simon Guélat, Jean-François Auguste, Rahim-Sivioli Mehdi, Coralie Russier, Samuel Churin, Saadia Bentaieb. Screenplay: Robin Campillo and Philippe Mangeot. Twitter Capsule:
Loving, detailed tribute to ACT-UP Paris in early 90s. Narrows focus over time; short on style. Still, moving.
Valuably commemorates an important chapter in civilian activism, particularly among LGBTs. Artful handling of sexuality, disease, and their convergences.